Bloomberg Law
Feb. 1, 2021, 7:21 PM

Some Nursing Home Staff Shunning Vaccine as Many Get 2nd Dose

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

Nearly 570,000 residents and staff at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have received their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine through a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, new federal data shows.

But an estimated 50% of frontline nursing home staff are still refusing to get the shots, which remains a persistent and glaring problem for the national effort to fully vaccinate the facilities.

“It may even be as high as 60% if you include other settings of care, like assisted living facilities,” said Christopher Laxton, executive director of AMDA—the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. ...

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