Vaccinations

COVID-19. Influenza. Pneumococcal.

Great Plains QIN was enlisted by CMS to help increase COVID-19, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates in North Dakota and South Dakota. We are excited for this opportunity and hope to build on the successful efforts underway. This is part of a national, cohesive effort funded by CMS; Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) across the country are being tasked to assist.

We believe if we work together to coordinate messages, share resources and offer joint learning opportunities, we can collectively combat vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccine confidence in our nursing homes and the community at large. We value our partnership and want to work together to reduce duplication and decrease provider burden, If your organization is currently planning trainings or have projects underway that we could support or promote, please let us know.

Visit our COVID-19 page for education, resources and tools on vaccine administration, safety and tracking related to COVID-19.

Visit our Nursing Home Quality page for resources and tools on vaccine administration, safety, storage and tracking specific to nursing homes.

Do you Have a Story to Share?
If so, we would love to help you tell it. We are looking for healthcare providers, organizations and community groups who are willing to share a best practice, resource or effort towards positive change in vaccines rate and confidence. Success stories can inspire others to make changes in decision-making or personal health behavior.

COVID-19

Administration/General Resources
CDC How to Talk to Your Patients About COVID-19 Vaccination-Sample Letter to Patients
CDC Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
CDC About COVID-19 Vaccines
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit for Medical Centers, Pharmacies, and Clinicians
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Operational Guidance
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ About COVID-19 Vaccination
CDC Vaccine Recommendations
CDC Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccines Work
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Quick Reference Guide for Healthcare Professionals
Immunization Action Coalition : COVID-19 Vaccines

Combatting Hesitancy
OARS+ Model for Motivational Interviewing – Great Plains QIN
AHA COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Resources
CDC Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for People who Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
CDC COVID-19 Workplace Guidance & Strategies
CDC Vaccinate with Confidence
CDC Myths & Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines
CMS Optimizing Vaccine Recipient Education
HHS We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign
Unicef Vaccine Misinformation Management Field Guide
National Rural Health Resource Center – Learn. Understand. Decide Campaign

Diverse Communities & Populations
Great Plains QIN Tips for Reaching the Disparate Population
AHA – Addressing COVID-19 Vaccination Questions in Communities of Color
CDC Vaccine Considerations for People with Disabilities
CDC Toolkit for People with Disabilities
CDC Guidance for Vaccinating Older Adults and People with Disabilities: Ensuring Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access
CDC Guidance for Direct Service Providers
CDC Vaccinating Homebound Persons With COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC Toolkit for People Experiencing Homelessness
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine: What Public Health Jurisdictions and Dialysis Partners Need to Know
CDC Toolkit for Tribal Communities
CMS COVID-19 Resources on Vulnerable Populations
AAPCHO Woven with Elders: Pacific Islander Vaccine Toolkit
HHS American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal Leaders COVID-19 Toolkit
HHS Older Adults COVID-19 Toolkit
HHS Essential Workers in Agriculture COVID-19 Toolkit
HHS Nurses COVID-19 Toolkit

Data
CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Data Systems
CDC Estimates of Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19

Education/Training
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Trainings-One Page with Links
CDC Vaccination Training Programs for Healthcare Professionals
CDC Building Awareness of Immunization & Vaccines
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Trainings
HHS COVID-19 We Can Do This Public Education Campaign

Long Term Care Resources
Great Plains QIN – Nursing Home COVID-19 Key Resources
CMS Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Management | Training Users Guide and Kudos Kit
AHCA/NCAL’s #GetVaccinated Communications Toolkit
AHRQ Guide to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Trust and Vaccination Rates Among CNAs
AHRQ Learning Guide for Leadership-Strategies to Increase Nursing Home Staff Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines
AHRQ Take Your Best Shot-Presenting Facts and Addressing Misinformation to Increase Nursing Home Staff Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines
CMS Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes
CDC Long-Term Care Facilities COVID-19 Vaccination
CDC LTCF Toolkit: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination at Your Facility
CDC What LTCF Residents Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccination
CDC Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination
CDC Post Vaccine Considerations for Residents
Considerations for Long-Term Care Facilities on Acquiring COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

Other Languages
CMS C2C COVID-19 Resources in Other Languages
CDC Communication Toolkit for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited-English-Proficient Populations
CDC Resources in Languages Other than English
CDC COVID-19 Spanish
CDC COVID-19 Chinese
CDC COVID-19 Vietnamese
CDC COVID-19 Korean
Latinx Community Greater Than COVID-The Conversation

Staff & Resident Wellbeing
AHRQ Staff & Resident Well-Being Resources

Storage/Handling
CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

Vaccine Finder Information
USA gov Vaccines and Immunizations
CDC Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You

Influenza
Administration/General Resources
CDC Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings
CDC  Recommended Immunizations for Adults
CDC 3 Important Reasons for Adults to Get Vaccinated
CDC Immunization Schedules
FLU Defense – Your Older Adult Patients are at Risk
American College of Physicians Immunizations Portal
Immunization Action Coalition
CMS Medicare Part D Vaccines and Vaccine Administration

Billing/Coding
CMS Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Pricing 
Noridian Influenza and Pneumonia Billing

Data
CDC FluView
CDC Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

Education/Training
CDC Building Awareness of Immunization & Vaccines

Hesitancy/Disparities
The History of Vaccines: Cultural Perspectives on Vaccination
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Religion and Vaccines
Great Plains QIN Script Guidance for Vaccine Hesitant Patients
Great Plains QIN Tips for Reaching the Disparate Population
Unicef Vaccine Misinformation Management Field Guide

Long Term Care
All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package
All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Implementation Guide
CDC Adult Vaccination Information for Healthcare & Public Health Professionals
CDC Post Acute & LTCF Toolkit: Influenza Vaccination Among Healthcare Providers
CMS Nursing Home Compare Five Star Rating System User Guide
Great Plains QIN Influenza Quality Measure MDS Coding Tip Sheet 
Great Plains QIN Vaccination Quality Measure Checklist
National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Change Package
NNHQCC Change Packages Crosswalk

Other Languages
CDC Multi-Language Seasonal Flu Factsheets
CDC Multi-Language Flu Prevention Resources
CDC Resources in Languages Other than English

Storage/Handling
CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
CDC The Pink Book – Chapter 5 Storage and Handling
AAP Vaccine Storage and Handling

Vaccine Finder
USA Gov Vaccines & Immunizations

 

 

 

Pneumococcal
Administration/General Resources
CDC  Recommended Immunizations for Adults
CDC 3 Important Reasons for Adults to Get Vaccinated
CDC – Vaccines Immunization Action Coalition
CDC Immunization Schedules
CMS Medicare Part D Vaccines and Vaccine Administration

Billing/Coding
Noridian Influenza and Pneumonia Billing

Data
CDC Pneumococcal Vaccination Coverage Trends

Education/Training
CDC Building Awareness of Immunization & Vaccines
CDC Pneumococcal Vaccination: Information for Healthcare Professionals
HHS Pneumococcal Education

Hesitancy/Disparities
The History of Vaccines: Cultural Perspectives on Vaccination
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Religion and Vaccines
Great Plains QIN Tips for Reaching the Disparate Population
Unicef Vaccine Misinformation Management Field Guide

Long Term Care
Great Plains QIN Pneumococcal Quality Measure MDS Coding Tips
Great Plains QIN Vaccination Quality Measure Checklist
All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package
All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Implementation Guide
National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Change Package
NNHQCC Change Packages Crosswalk
CMS Nursing Home Compare Five Star Rating System User Guide
Long-Term Care Facility Immunization Toolkit
CDC Adult Vaccination Information for Healthcare & Public Health Professionals

Other Languages
CDC pneumococcal Spanish
Vaccine Information Statements other Languages

Storage/Handling
CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
CDC The Pink Book – Chapter 5 Storage and Handling
AAP Vaccine Storage and Handling

Vaccine Finder
USA GOV Vaccinates and Immunizations

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition

Our Vision: Through collaboration and partnership, we aspire to make healthcare in the Dakotas the best in the nation. We have partnered with committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to improve the care in our communities. Better together.