AAP VT and VDH Offer Grants for Flu Vaccination Expansion

The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, in collaboration with the Department of Health’s Immunization Program, is providing funding to support expanded influenza vaccination by healthcare practitioners or organizations. In an effort to decrease the incidence of respiratory disease throughout the state of Vermont, healthcare practitioners are encouraged to offer expanded services to increase influenza coverage, including, but not limited to, longer hours or designated flu hours, off-site clinics, or additional staffing.

Scope of Grant - Providing Support for Influenza Vaccination Clinics

It is the intent of this grant to provide financial support for health care practices/organizations to:

a) assess barriers to flu vaccination in the communities served by the recipient and in collaboration with community organizations.

b) implement flu clinics in communities to address identified barriers. Emphasis should be placed on offering flu vaccination clinics specifically to high-risk populations or those with limited access (e.g. assisting living communities, senior housing, schools).

c) expand access to flu vaccination at primary care practices through patient outreach, vaccine promotion, and expansion of current flu vaccination services.

d) offer off-site flu clinics at selected locations to meet the need of the community served (e.g. schools, shelters, meal sites, etc.)

Health Care Practices/Organizations may retrospectively receive $1000 per clinic held (up to $5000 total). Applications will be reviewed on receipt and funds will be distributed upon project completion and receipt of final project report.  Applications must be received by October 23rd, 2020.  Flu Clinics will ideally be held before the end of the year, but must be completed by March 31, 2021.

If would like to apply for the grant, please complete this application and email back to me at swinters@vtmd.org.

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