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
CMS Vaccination Clinical Resources for each COVID-19 Vaccine
CMS Medicare Part D Vaccines and Vaccine Administration
CDC  Recommended Immunizations for Adults
CDC 3 Important Reasons for Adults to Get Vaccinated
CDC Health Systems Communications Toolkit 
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Operational Guidance Playbook
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Detail Information
CDC Vaccine Recommendations
CDC Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccines Work
CDC Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States
CDC Immunization Schedules
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Interim Recommendation for Use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC – Vaccines
Immunization Action Coalition

Combatting 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
CDC Post Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare Personnel

Data
CMS COVID-19 Data Tracker
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Data Systems

Education/Training
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training Module for Healthcare Professionals
CDC Vaccination Training Programs for Healthcare Professionals
CDC Building Awareness of Immunization & Vaccines

Long Term Care Resources
CMS Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes
CDC LTCF Toolkit: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination at Your Facility
CDC Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program FAQs
CDC Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination for Residents of Long-term Care Facilities
CDC Post Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare Personnel
CDC Post Vaccine Considerations for Residents

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

Storage/Handling
CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

Vaccine Finder Information
Healthmap: Vaccine Finder
Vaccination and Immunization Basics
Where to Get Vaccinated

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

Long Term Care
CDC Influenza Toolkit for LTC Providers
Great Plains QIN Influenza Quality Measure MDS Coding Tip Sheet 
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
Change Packages Crosswalk
CMS Nursing Home Compare Five Star Rating System User Guide
Long-Term Care Facility Immunization Toolkit
CDC Long-Term Care Toolkit to Increase Vaccination Among Personnel
CDC Vaccines for Adults

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
Healthmap: Vaccine Finder
Vaccination and Immunization Basics
Where to Get Vaccinated

 

 

 

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

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

Long Term Care
Great Plains QIN Influenza Quality Measure MDS Coding Tip Sheet 
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
Change Packages Crosswalk
CMS Nursing Home Compare Five Star Rating System User Guide
Long-Term Care Facility Immunization Toolkit
CDC Long-Term Care Toolkit to Increase Vaccination Among Personnel
CDC Vaccines for Adults

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
Healthmap: Vaccine Finder
Vaccination and Immunization Basics
Where to Get Vaccinated

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition

Our mission is 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.