Boosted nursing home residents 10 times less likely to get COVID-19: CDC

December 15, 2021

Nursing home residents who received their initial vaccination and a booster dose are 10 times less likely to contract COVID-19 than vaccinated residents who didn’t get their booster, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data. 

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky presented the data on Wednesday showing case rates rising over the past two months among long-term care facility residents who are unvaccinated or only received their primary vaccine dosage.

The rate among boosted residents, in the meantime, has remained “stable and low,” indicating improved protection against the virus. 

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