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Posted inAging

Once used to fight outbreaks, ‘strike teams’ fill gaps in nursing home vaccinations

By Hannah Critchfield Mark Shepherd got off the phone with the public health department and began reaching out to members of the Henderson County Rescue Squad. It was early January. The volunteers, all emergency medical professionals, were needed at The Laurels of Hendersonville, an assisted living facility about 20 miles outside Asheville. Shepherd, a physician […]