Key nursing home staff lag in COVID-19 vaccination, study shows | CIDRAP

“Physical distancing is impossible,” they wrote. “For this reason, nursing homes would be the most sensible place to introduce a vaccine mandate, because unvaccinated nursing home staff present an imminent risk to the vulnerable residents in their care.”

Ward and Covinsky also said that CNAs have a positive influence on resident care while working very hard for low pay, with few key benefits such as sick leave.

“We believe low voluntary vaccination rates among CNAs suggests a failure of nursing home owners to effectively partner with their most essential workers and provides one more indication of the need to improve the pay and working conditions of this group,” they wrote.

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