COVID-19 Recommendations for Older Adults

Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations and death. People 65 and older who received both doses of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines showed a 94% reduced risk of COVID-19 related hospitalization. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.

Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Staff in Long Term Care Facilities
Achieving high vaccination coverage in long-term care facilities is critical to preventing additional outbreaks of COVID-19. Vaccination coverage was highest among physicians (75.1%) and lowest among aides (45.6%). Vaccination rates among aides was lower in facilities located in zip code areas with higher levels of social vulnerability. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 30, 2021.

Information source  : CDC.ORG