CDC Releases Information on Early COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake in SNFs

COVID-19


The CDC has released data on the long term care staff and resident uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in a Morbidity and Mor​tality Weekly Report. The report, released February 1, indicates that 77.8 percent of residents and 37.5 percent of staff members at skilled nursing facilities chose to take the first dose of the vaccine. This analysis is limited to SNFs with at least one vaccination clinic conducted during the first month of the CDC Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program.  

We recognize the significant challenge of increasing participation among staff and residents. It is vital that we give staff, residents and family members the space and opportunity to ask their questions and hear their concerns without fear of judgement. We know this work is ongoing and remain committed to helping you increase vaccination rates in your centers/communities. We encourage providers to review the resources available on our #GetVaccinated website and share any feedback on successes and challenges to storiesofcare@ahca.org

For more information, please contact us at covid19@ahca.org.