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Early COVID-19 First-Dose Vaccination Coverage Among Residents and Staff Members of Skilled Nursing Facilities Participating in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

Journal Article Data Collection & Quality
February 5, 2021

This study looked at vaccination rates in participating sites between December 2020 and January 2021. Almost 80% of residents in participating facilities received at least the first dose of the vaccine during that time. Conversely, almost 40% of workers received at least one vaccine dose, showing room for improvement in outreach to workers.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7005e2.htm?s_cid=mm7005e2_w

Key Takeaways

In participating facilities almost 80% of residents received at least one vaccine.
In participating facilities, almost 40% of workers received at least one vaccine dose.
Improved outreach and education of workers is necessary to increase COVID vaccination rates.
 
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