IV. Prevention

  1. Influenza Vaccine for all residents and staff annually
  2. Pneumococcal polysaccharide Vaccine (Pneumovax)
  3. Consider Herpes Zoster Vaccine (Zostavax)
  4. Prevent Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcal Aureus (MRSA)
    1. Strict handwashing practices by residents, guests, staff
    2. Barrier precautions for wounds and medical devices
    3. No routine screening, isolation, or aggressive housekeeping

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