Monday, March 4, 2013

Be InFLUential: Participate in a National Study on Flu Vaccines

AHCA/NCAL is teaming up with skilled nursing facilities across the country to test the effectiveness of two influenza vaccines - and your help is needed!  In exchange for a facility's participation in the study, residents will receive free flu vaccines for the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Brought to you by a team of nationally recognized long term care researchers from Brown University, this study is evaluating the effectiveness of the annual influenza vaccine choice on LTC residents' hospitalization risks for the upcoming influenza season.  Nursing facilities who participate will be allocated to receive either the standard dose annual trivalent influenza vaccine or the high dose trivalent influenza vaccine for free. Both vaccines are recommended by the CDC for annual protection against influenza infection in adults.

Participating facilities will receive a free supply of vaccine for all their residents for this year's flu season, as well as financial compensation for data entry. If you are interested in participating or want more information, please notify us as soon as possible by calling our study coordinating center, Insight Therapeutics, LLC, at 757-625-6040, or via email to H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH, at edavidson@inther.com.

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