How to Talk with LTC Residents about Vaccinations for Respiratory Illness - February 13, 2024

The Washington Department of Health (DOH) hosted a webinar for long-term care clinicians on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 12-1pm. The topics covered vaccines recommended to prevent respiratory illness in long-term care residents. We also provided tips for talking with residents, family members, and staff who may have questions or are hesitant about vaccinations. Continuing nursing education credits and continuing education credits for CNAs are available. The webinar is recorded and available for viewing.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss vaccines recommended to prevent respiratory illness.
  • Identify COVID-19 vaccine storage and handling, and vaccine clinical resources.
  • Describe techniques to talk with residents, family members, and staff about vaccines.

Target Audience

Clinicians in long-term care facilities.


  • Heidi Kelly, RN-BC, MS
    Public Health Nursing Consultant
    Washington Department of Health
  • John Dunn, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Medical Director of Preventive Care
    Kaiser Permanente

Continuing Education

  • There is no charge for continuing education credit.
  • Continuing education (CE) is available for nurses and CNAs for attending the live webinar OR watching the recording.
  • Even if you attend the live webinar or watch the recording as a group, everyone MUST register for the webinar and complete the evaluation as an individual prior to
  • receiving CE.

How to receive credit credit

  • Attend the live webinar and complete the evaluation. We will email certificates a few weeks after the live webinar.
  • Watch the webinar recording and complete the evaluation. We will email certificates a few weeks after May 13, 2024.

Continuing Nursing Education

Continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association. MNA is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 1.0 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity.

Continuing Education for Certified Nursing Assistants 

This program has been granted prior approval by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration for 1.0 hour continuing education.

Commercial Support

This learning activity is not funded by any commercial entity.