In-home health aides perform intimate, everyday tasks such as feeding and bathing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are paid through the state’s regional center network, but those jobs have so far not been included on any of the state health department’s coronavirus vaccine requirements.
That’s changing in Los Angeles County. LAist obtained a letter sent by county Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis to regional center administrators on Sept. 9, clarifying that in-home care workers are included in a previous county health order requiring workers to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 30. With the deadline fast approaching, workers can only get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine since both Pfizer and Moderna’s require weeks between doses.