LeadingAge PA calls for nursing home providers to be part of COVID-19 vaccination task force

By LeadingAge PA
February 9, 2021

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Feb. 9, 2021) - LeadingAge PA President and CEO Adam Marles today renewed his call initially made last week for Gov. Tom Wolf to form a broader task force to look at ways to quickly improve Pennsylvania's vaccination plan.

"This is a good first step, but we continue to believe LeadingAge PA can be part of the solution and help expedite vaccination of our most vulnerable residents, hopefully slowing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing infection rates," Marles said. "Today's announcement of an emergency task force should include representatives from the Department of Health, pharmacy providers, organizers of the retail pharmacy rollout program, and those providing housing and services to older adults. Pennsylvania currently ranks near the bottom in the country in distribution. Experts should be at the table to help with this unprecedented and historic mission."


About LeadingAge PA:
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 370 quality senior housing, health care, and community services across the commonwealth. These providers serve more than 75,000 older Pennsylvanians and employ over 50,000 dedicated caregivers on a daily basis. Services our members offer include Life Plan Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities, skilled nursing communities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, and affordable senior housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable, and ethical care for Pennsylvania's seniors. For more information about LeadingAge PA and our envisioned future of senior services, visit www.leadingagepa.org. 

Media Contact:
Christina Carden | LeadingAge PA
Senior Director, Communications
ccarden@leadingagepa.org | 717.790.3947