Nursing homes: Covid-19 vaccination needs to speed up

Nursing homes: Covid-19 vaccination needs to speed up

The Covid-19 vaccine administration needs to speed up in nursing homes. Lots of residents are still waiting for their vaccine. Keep reading to discover all the details!

In nursing homes, covid-19 vaccine administration is going slower than planned. For this reason, health officials hope to speed up COVID-19 vaccine administration at nursing homes. Lots of residents are still waiting for their vaccine. 

Nursing homes have been slow to roll out COVID-19 vaccines, but federal, pharmacy and nursing home officials said they are on track to finish the job before the end of the month.

Nursing homes have been slow to roll out COVID-19 vaccines

Only about 16% of vaccines distributed for use in nursing homes have been injected into residents and the staff who care for them. This makes us wonder, why the vaccines distributed are not being injected immediately. Well, there are several reasons...

First of all, the pace of vaccination has been slowed by the need to get consent forms from residents or their family members, but it is expected that vaccination rates to speed up soon. Also, authorities said there is a lag between the time shots are given and when they are recorded. 

Authorities said there is a lag between the time shots are given and when they are recorded. 

Both vaccines authorized for use so far are made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna and both require two doses to become fully effective. This two vaccines are being administrated around the USA and they have similar effect and protection. 

The government has contracted with CVS and Walgreens to visit long-term care facilities three times with vaccine: first to give initial doses as many people as possible; then to give second doses to those already vaccinated and cover everyone who didn't get a first dose; and finally to ensure that everyone has received a second dose. Those visits began in late December.

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