Nursing homes should require shots

 
Updated 4/6/2021 6:13 PM

Those of us with parents in nursing homes and assisted living have, for the most part, been blocked from in-person visits the past year.

The vaccinations are finally allowing us some extremely limited access. One factor in accessibility is the weekly staff testing. Apparently, staff members who do the most close contact care of our parents are not required to be vaccinated. At the facility where my 93-year-old mother lives, staff testing positive for COVID happens almost every other week, even though all were offered the vaccines.

 

It seems logical to me, as a scientist, that facilities should be required to post the number of staff who are not vaccinated so people can use this as one of the criteria for evaluating if they want to utilize the facility, since it affects access to one's parents.

Linda Robertson

St. Charles

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