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
Gharpure R, Patel A, Link-Gelles R. First-Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff. JAMA. Published online February 24, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.2352
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