Massachusetts Medical Society: Older Adults

Older Adults

COVID-19 has been especially deadly for older adults, especially those living in long-term care facilities. The COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are offered to every resident and staff member in congregate care facilities, and to community-dwelling older adults through local boards of health, hospital panels, visiting nurses, Councils on Aging, and other efforts.


Older Adults, Caregivers and Long-Term Care Facilities

    • Guidance and recommendations for older adults from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    • Update on visitation in long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 outbreak

    • Information and resources from the Massachusetts Senior Care Association

    • COVID-19 in 2022: Vaccines and Therapeutics – Webinar presented in February 2022 by the Greater New England Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care and the Massachusetts Medical Society; provides information on vaccines and available therapeutics, particularly for older patients including in long-term care facilities, assisted living, and home settings. NOTE: The BA.2 subvariant is resistant to Sotrovimab which is no longer authorized for emergency use; Bebtelovimab is available under EUA with activity against BA.2. 

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