Unvaccinated nursing home employee causes Covid epidemic in nursing home. Three residents died.
“It is imperative that healthcare personnel and residents get vaccinated,” says CDC.
An unvaccinated employee is apparently responsible for a Coronavirus outbreak in a Kentucky nursing home that caused 26 residents and 20 healthcare personnel to get the disease, according to the CDC.
Three of those residents died.
The CDC said that 18 of those residents who became ill had been fully vaccinated, but only four personnel were vaccinated.
The CDC said that those 25% of vaccinated residents and 7% of vaccinated healthcare personnel got the disease, butt that those vaccinated “significantly less likely to experience symptoms or require hospitalization.”
The disease was caused by a Covid variant.
Of the 6 residents who got serious disease and needed to be hospitalized, 4 were unvaccinated and accounted for 2 of the 3 deaths. “To protect skilled nursing facilities residents, it is imperative that healthcare personnel, as well as residents, be vaccinated” said the CDC.
Low vaccination rates among personnel may increase the chances of Covid getting into a nursing home and infecting residents, even if those residents havee been vaccinated, the CDC added.
You can read the entire CDC document here https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7017e2.htm