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February 24, 2021

First-Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff

Author Affiliations
  • 1COVID-19 Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA. 2021;325(16):1670-1671. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.2352

Residents and staff of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) have been prioritized by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for vaccination in the initial COVID-19 vaccine allocation phase in the US.1 Residents and staff of LTCFs, who live and work in congregate settings, are at increased risk for infection with SARS-CoV-2,2 and residents, given their advanced age and/or underlying chronic medical conditions, are at increased risk for severe outcomes.3