Experts Fear COVID-19 Vaccination Won’t Work

With the race to developing the first COVID-19 vaccination speeding up, it is expected that nursing home residents will be among the first to receive the vaccine. However, “some experts worry that the plan to inoculate some of the most vulnerable Americans . . . is inadequate.” Most of the hesitancy stems from the distribution of vaccines to nursing homes, as residents can’t travel to hospitals. In addition, some states will not provide the vaccine to nursing home employees. For example, employees in Ohio “will have to travel to one of 10 hospitals around the state.” This means that employees could remain at risk as residents receive the vaccination.

There is a greater concern at hand as well. With at least 67,500 nursing home resident deaths due to COVID-19, this population is one of the most vulnerable to the virus. However, it is feared that nursing homes will take a hit as “one of the initial tranches” for the “learning curve on how we appropriately distribute the COVID-19 vaccination.”

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