CMS QI Voices - Episode 1: Conversations with the CMS CMO - The Facts Behind the Updated COVID-19 Vaccine: Safety and Efficacy

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement (QI) Voices: Improving COVID-19 Outcomes in Nursing Homes Across America is an audio series that gives you a closer look at the projects and the people who are improving health care quality and outcomes. These brief conversations include detailed show notes for even more insights into the process behind health care quality improvement – and how you might adapt these to your own organization.


In this episode, hear from Peter Marks, MD, PhD, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Biologics and Research about what makes the new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine different. Get answers to common questions about the updated vaccine and facts about the risks and side effects for the nursing home and long-term care population. 

Intended Audience
Health Care Providers

Provided by
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Last Updated
July 18, 2023