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First NHSN webinar on COVID-19 vaccination reporting changes is Monday
James M. Berklan
Sep 22, 2023
The national reporting system for nursing homes to submit COVID-19 vaccination data has set webinar dates to review important changes to the system.
Study: Sickest COVID-19 patients have 22 percent lower mortality with vaccination
May 23, 2023
Vaccination for COVID-19 has reduced by 22% the number of COVID-19 deaths among hospitalized patients dependent on oxygen, according to a new study.
Feds broaden nursing home quality campaign with new discharge, satisfaction and vaccination measures
Apr 10, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made one thing clear when it issued its newly proposed nursing home pay rule last week: Promoting nursing home quality improvement is driving policy formation.
Researchers identify weak links in nursing homes’ COVID defense
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 07, 2023
Vaccination rates for COVID-19 for nightshift workers in nursing homes significantly lag their dayshift counterparts, creating a higher-risk environment for residents and other staff, according to new...
Staff vaccination cuts resident deaths
Jan 25, 2023
Authors of the broadest study yet linking staff COVID-19 vaccinations to lower resident death rates are urging policymakers to rethink their “stagnant” approach to booster shots.
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Dec 07, 2022
LeadingAge gives $20,000 in vaccination grants to five DC-area groups … Virginia gives $10 million in ARP funds to nursing homes … Nursing home sued by victim for negligence after sexual assault …...
Vaccination study finds 9-month, 60 percent protection against omicron reinfection
Dec 01, 2022
A primary vaccination series protected recipients against COVID-19 reinfection across the alpha, delta and omicron variant periods, investigators say.
Prior COVID-19 illness protects vaccinated nursing home residents, researchers say
Nov 14, 2022
The oldest nursing home residents derive significant protection against future SARS-CoV-2 infections when they have had a past infection and are vaccinated against COVID-19, a new study finds.
Protect elders now as new COVID-19 variants take hold overseas, report suggests
Oct 17, 2022
Trackers are watching a convergence of COVID-19 variants emerging across the world that can better skirt the immune system than prior variants.