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Nursing Home Residents with COVID-19 Boosters Less Likely to Get COVID

Recently, the CDC released data showing that nursing home residents who are vaccinated with a booster dose are 10 times less likely to contract COVID-19 than vaccinated residents who lack a booster. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC, also said the data shows that cases have been rising in long-term care facilities. However, the residents most affected are those who are unvaccinated or have only received their initial vaccination.

Conversely, the infection rate among residents who have been boosted remains low, indicating that it provides enhanced protection against the virus. Walensky urged the data to urge residents and nursing home staff to get the booster for added protection, stating that unvaccinated residents have the highest rates of weekly infections. The CDC director also addressed the rising rates among residents who had only received their initial vaccination, stating the case increase was due to waning vaccine immunity over time.

How Has COVID Impacted Nursing Homes?

The COVID-19 crisis has had a tremendous impact on nursing homes and while vaccines offer essential protection to these vulnerable populations, nursing homes are still required to follow proper safety protocols to minimize the risk of infections. If you suspect that your loved one’s long-term care facility has failed to follow proper Covid procedures, it’s essential to take legal action. A skilled nursing home abuse lawyer is a great resource for understanding the factors surrounding your concerns and whether you have grounds for legal action.

Boosters are available to fully vaccinated seniors and other at-risk populations, as health officials have tried to provide enhanced protection to combat waning immunity. However, despite their widespread availability, only 60% of eligible seniors have received their booster shots. Additionally, the CDC recently extended booster eligibility to adults whose last dose of their mRNA vaccine was six months ago or two months for adults who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Due to the emergence of the Omicron variant, the CDC has urged all adults to receive the booster shot. However, despite the increase in breakthrough cases, the CDC continues to define fully vaccinated persons as those who have received two mRNA doses or one Johnson & Johnson shot.

Call an Expert Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in New York City

If you believe that one of your loved ones is being taken advantage of or neglected by their nursing home staff due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you should talk to the skilled attorneys at Dalli & Marino. Our team of knowledgeable lawyers has a deep understanding of New York regulations and government healthcare. Our attorneys work tirelessly to ensure you and your family are properly compensated for the harm your loved one experienced.

At Dalli & Marino, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in nursing home claims. We approach each case on an individual basis and serve to help you or your loved one recover the money you need to compensate for your injury or illness. We are committed to building intimate relationships with our clients through reliable communication and a deep commitment to understanding your case and needs. Give us a call at (888) 465-8790 or complete our contact form today.

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