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Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout at Nursing Homes
Encounters Fewer Residents, Reluctant Staff

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/6/2021 1:28:35 PM

Hesitancy on the part of long-term-care-facility staffers to receive Covid-19 vaccinations is slowing the rollout of the shots to the nation’s nursing homes and assisted-living centers, CVS Health Corp. said Wednesday. Another factor driving lower-than-anticipated rollout numbers: Initial estimates by the facilities overstated the number of people living in them by about 20% to 30%, CVS said. During the pandemic, families have been reluctant to send relatives to nursing homes, which have been linked to more than 115,000 deaths. “Based on feedback from our field teams, we’ve encountered more vaccine hesitancy among staff when compared with residents,” a CVS spokesman

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Philipsonh 1/6/2021 1:42:10 PM (No. 650533)
Many nursing homes are NOT taking in new patients at the present time - some have Covid cases on their staff and are on total lockdown/quarantine. They do not want new patients who may have been exposed to the disease.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: AltaD 1/6/2021 2:40:18 PM (No. 650581)
FTA: The federal government fell far short of its promise to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020. Of the more than 17 million doses of vaccines from Moderna Inc. and Pfizer Inc. with BioNTech SE that have been shipped, only 4.8 million have been administered, according to federal figures. The federal government hasn't fallen short, the states have. Governors have had months to plan for a vaccine, it's on them if they've fallen short of expectations.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 1/6/2021 2:56:16 PM (No. 650614)
The vaccine was created via Warp Speed, thanks to the President. The vaccine is NOT being distributed, via the incompetent boobs that run the state health departments.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley 1/6/2021 4:01:17 PM (No. 650721)
At the hospital in my area, they are begging staff to get the vaccine and few are accepting. Those who decline are said to be being put on a black list for threats and intimidation later. In the meantime, they have upped the mask requirements to what is essentially full face coverings. Only dying patients are allowed in and no visitors. As staff quits they may well have to close the place down. I know of 30 resignations last month alone.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: msjena 1/6/2021 4:22:43 PM (No. 650748)
Staff don't need the vaccine if the residents are vaccinated. Give them until tomorrow and then divert the vaccine to people who want and need it.
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