COVID-19 Vaccine Effort Slow at Louisiana’s Nursing Homes
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s work to vaccinate nursing home residents and employees against COVID-19 is moving slowly.
Data released Thursday from the state's chief public health adviser indicates fewer than one-third of the doses set aside for the effort have been used and a slim percentage of workers at the facilities showing interest so far. Dr. Joe Kanter says 93,600 Moderna vaccine doses have been allocated to a program administered by CVS and Walgreens to vaccinate people who live and work at long-term care facilities. Only 28,000 have reached arms.
Kanter says 69% of residents at the facilities that have been visited have wanted the immunization while only 26% of the staff have been interested.
(Story written by Melinda Deslatte/AP)
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