Nursing homes risk losing more than 20% of workers due to vaccine mandate: survey

August 30, 2021

More than half of unvaccinated nursing home workers plan to find a job where COVID-19 vaccines are not required following the issuance of a federal mandate, according to a new survey likely to reinforce providers’ biggest fears. 

The OnShift survey of more than 2,100 long-term care employees released on Friday found just 8% of unvaccinated respondents plan on receiving the vaccine. Additionally, 39% are unsure of how the vaccine mandate will impact their employment status.

The survey also revealed that 38% of employees have yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, while 57% have. 

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