Major study links nursing home staff vaccinations to lower resident deaths. University of Chicago researchers calculated the data. The evidence proves that a 10-point vaccination increase would have prevented: 102.9 cases per 1,000 residents; 15.6 deaths per 1,000 residents; and 21,000 staff infections nationwide.
JAMA Network Open published the landmark study. The first-of-its kind national study linking COVID-19 vaccination of nursing home staff to significantly improved resident outcomes over time.
This is consistent with a recent study of nursing home residents that found a lower risk of COVID infection and hospitalization after boosters were adopted by two large US nursing home systems after omicron took hold.
Will future mandates be necessary?