Nursing Home Employees Required to be Vaccinated

On Wednesday, President Biden announced all nursing home employees must be vaccinated.

Posted: Aug 18, 2021 9:59 PM

President Biden announced all nursing home employees will have to be vaccinated in the coming months.

The announcement came during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Nursing homes across the country have been devastated by Covid-19. Although nursing home residents make up only 1 percent of the country, they account for over 20 percent of the Covid-related deaths. 

Currently, only about 60 percent of staff in nursing homes and long-term care are partially or fully vaccinated. 

Late last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to require employees to get vaccinated against Covid.

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