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Nursing Homes Rebound As Residents Get Vaccines, But Concerns About Staff Hesitancy Remain

Nursing home residents make a line for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility. (Yuki Iwamura/AP Photo)
Nursing home residents make a line for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility. (Yuki Iwamura/AP Photo)

Vaccines have helped contribute to a dramatic drop in COVID-19 cases within the nation’s nursing homes. But vaccination rates among long-term care staff are still far lower than those of residents, and that concerns some experts in the field who are working to educate people who are hesitant.

Here & Now‘s Callum Borchers speaks with Dr. Morgan Katz, an assistant professor of infectious disease at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She’s also been an advisor on the COVID-19 response in nursing homes.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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