As of November 12, 2021, 97% of skilled nursing facilities in L.A. County indicated that they will complete administering booster doses for residents by November 19.
By News Desk
Most skilled nursing facilities have established relationships with long term care pharmacies who provide booster doses for eligible residents. Public Health has been working with the remaining facilities to assess barriers and offer County mobile vaccine team assistance.
Skilled nursing facilities report that 96% of staff and 89% of residents are fully vaccinated. All staff at skilled nursing facilities are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; those with an approved medical or religious exemption need to be tested weekly.
For the week ending November 7, 39 people tested positive for COVID-19 at skilled nursing facilities: 20 new cases were among skilled nursing facility residents, and 19 new cases were among skilled nursing facility staff. Tragically, four skilled nursing facility residents passed away from COVID-19. Sixty-five percent of new cases the week ending November 7 at skilled nursing facilities are among staff and residents that are fully vaccinated.
The Los Angeles County Health Department continues to work with skilled nursing facilities to ensure their eligible residents and staff receive COVID-19 boosters.
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