Some states will start administering COVID-19 vaccines to nursing house residents this week, US officers mentioned Monday.
US Gen. Gustave Perna mentioned at a press convention alongside Well being and Human Providers Secretary Alex Azar, “We all know that a number of states have already established and are going into long-term care services, they’ll go in there this week.
“Allocations for vaccines went out to the states, to the places that they directed, and they’re figuring out in these populations who’s first,” mentioned the overall, who helps to supervise the nationwide distribution of coronavirus vaccines, which started being shipped Sunday and administered Monday, specializing in front-line well being care employees.
Perna mentioned that by subsequent Monday, greater than 1,100 nursing houses and long-term rehab facilities within the nation will start inoculating their residents.
New York is among the many states beginning nursing house inoculations Dec. 21.
The Empire State’s nursing houses suffered a devastating blow underneath a directive issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the top of the pandemic within the spring that mentioned the websites couldn’t bar the admission or readmission of somebody based mostly on a optimistic COVID check.