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How Many Staff Members are Vaccinated at Your Nursing Home?

It may be fewer than you would expect.

According to federal data as of July 11, 2021, less than 80 percent of current nursing home staff in California were vaccinated. However, variation from facility to facility was extreme, ranging from 0 to 100 percent. While 827 California nursing homes reported that 75 percent or more of staff are vaccinated, over 350 facilities fall below that rate. More than one hundred California nursing facilities reported that less than half of their staff is vaccinated or reported no data.

The vaccination rate data is posted on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 Nursing Home Data webpage and is updated weekly.

Whenever possible, CANHR recommends that people looking for nursing homes avoid facilities where less than 75 percent of staff are currently vaccinated. All other things being equal, give preference to facilities where all, or nearly all, of staff and residents are vaccinated.
(posted July 29, 2021)