Original COVID Vaccines Haven't Protected Nursing Homes in Over a Year, Study Finds


January 4, 2023

By Sean Salai - The Washington Times

The original COVID-19 vaccines have not protected U.S. nursing home residents from infection and death since the omicron wave began more than a year ago, a new study finds.

Two University of Chicago researchers published the study Thursday in JAMA Network Open. It examined 15,042 nursing homes that reported COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from May 30, 2021, to Jan. 30 of this year.

They found staff and residents in nursing homes with 10% higher staff vaccination rates stopped having lower COVID-19 infection and death rate...

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