CDC to update NHSN vaccine reporting requirements for nursing homes
Apr 28, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is updating the COVID-19 vaccination form for long-term care providers.
Unvaccinated people with symptomatic COVID-19 have 85% lower odds of reinfection, study finds
Apr 22, 2022
Unvaccinated adults who contract symptomatic COVID-19 have an 85% lower risk of recurrence when compared to their unvaccinated peers who have not had the disease, a new study finds.
Omicron remains lethal in the older and unvaccinated, former CDC chief warns
Mar 23, 2022
The next wave of COVID-19 is on its way and unvaccinated elders are at risk of being hit hard, according to former CDC director Tom Frieden, M.D. “If we learn quickly and act quickly, we can outmaneuver...
Vaccines highly effective against severe omicron illness, CDC research assures
Mar 22, 2022
Two or three COVID-19 vaccine doses provided 90% protection against invasive mechanical ventilation or in-hospital death during both the delta and omicron periods, according to new CDC data.
CMS begins posting nursing home COVID-19 booster data
Feb 10, 2022
Nursing home COVID-19 booster vaccination data is now being posted online by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which called the move an effort to “improve transparency” for consumers.
CDC: Prior infection plus vaccination tied to lower COVID-19 case rates
Jan 20, 2022
A new public health study suggests not only that vaccination protects against developing severe illness, but that surviving a bout with COVID-19 prevents reinfection, investigators say.
‘How good are those vaccines now?’ Mixed AARP nursing home report prompts a thorny question
Nov 15, 2021
A new AARP report shows encouraging trends in COVID-19 cases and vaccinations. But the steady rate of resident deaths raises concerns for the future as vaccine efficacy wanes, analysts say.
There is only one long-term care road
James M. Berklan
Oct 22, 2021
Study results released Thursday illustrate just how important “walking the walk” — and not just talking the talk — is in the workplace.
Federal health officials to OK mix-and-match booster vaccinations: report
Oct 20, 2021
Clinicians will be free to administer any of the three U.S.-approved COVID-19 vaccines to eligible recipients once Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots are authorized, sources say.
Vaccinated seniors report more pandemic fears, isolation than unvaccinated peers, poll finds
Oct 04, 2021
Vaccinated Americans aged 50 years and older are more worried about infection, more likely to practice social distancing, and more likely to describe their mental health as worse, say researchers at the...