August 2021 KY State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program E-Newsletter

Residents Eligible for Booster Shot

State health commissioner Dr. Steven Stack announced on August 17, 2021 that residents of Kentucky’s long term care facilities are eligible to have a third booster shot against COVID-19. In a letter to providers and their pharmacies Dr. Stack wrote, “Due to the age, condition, and high COVID-19 mortality rate of nursing home residents across the Commonwealth, I am deeming all residents of licensed nursing homes to be moderately to severely immunocompromised and therefore immediately eligible for a 3rd dose of vaccine
under the current FDA EUA for these vaccines to increase their immunity to COVID-19.”  Here is the link to the 3rd Dose FAQ.

Read the entire e-newsletter here.