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Association of Nursing Home Characteristics With Staff and Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

JAMA Intern Med. Published online September 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.5890

Vaccines have been instrumental in reducing COVID-19 cases and related deaths among US nursing home residents.1 However, low vaccination coverage among nursing home staff,2 who may introduce COVID-19 into facilities, could contribute to future outbreaks, especially in the presence of more transmissible variants.3,4 Maximizing vaccination coverage among nursing home staff and residents is critical because of the extreme vulnerability of this population to COVID-19, but little is known about which nursing homes have been successful at achieving high vaccination coverage.

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