Lowndes Shareholder John Ruffier discusses Florida Trend's report that vaccination rates of staff are lagging across the state and what senior living facility operators can do.
Florida Trend (citing the Tampa Bay Times) recently reported that while 93% of assisted living residents have received at least one dose of the COVD-19 vaccine, vaccination rates of staff are lagging across the state. According to the report, only 40% of assisted living staffers have been vaccinated.
The hesitancy of staff to get vaccinated has prompted facilities to find creative ways to encourage vaccination—from providing educational materials to get staff comfortable with the safety of the vaccine to offering bonuses and door prizes for vaccination.
On the bright side, the high level of vaccination among senior living residents has lowered the number of coronavirus cases among residents dramatically. The risk to residents’ health from catching the virus is therefore much less. [Read more]
This is an excerpt from a blog post originally written on Gray Area of the Law.
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