About 30% of healthcare workers are unvaccinated


The analysis showed that vaccination rates increased from 36% to 60% between January 2021 and April 2021, but then slowed down to only 70% in September 2021.

According to an analysis by the CDC, approximately 30% of healthcare workers in more than 2,000 hospitals in the United States remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.

The analysis showed that vaccination rates increased from 36% to 60% between January 2021 and April 2021, but then slowed down to only 70% in September 2021.

“Our analysis found that vaccination coverage at US hospitals [health care professionals] stalled significantly after initial admission, ”said Hannah Reses, MPH, a member of the CDC team that conducted the analysis. “Additional efforts are required now to improve [health care professionals] Vaccine protection and reduce the risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to patients and other hospital staff.

The vaccination rates were highest among health professionals in children’s hospitals (77%), followed by those in short-term acute hospitals (70.1), long-term acute hospitals (68.8%) and hospitals with critical access (64th). %).

Health workers in facilities in the metropolitan areas had the highest vaccination rates (71%) compared to those in rural counties (65.1%) and rural counties outside the metropolitan areas (63.3%).

Immunization coverage increased only 5% from April 2021 to August 2021, but also increased another 5% from August 2021 to September 2021, suggesting that the increase in some areas is related to the Delta variants or vaccination regulations.

Investigators evaluated data that was voluntarily reported to the U.S. Department of Health’s Unified Hospital Data Surveillance System between January 20, 2021 and September 15, 2021.

They included 2,086 reported data on vaccination coverage of health professionals and the total number of staff who passed specific analytical validation checks.

The results were published in the American Journal for Infection Control, a journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

reference

The most comprehensive analysis to date shows that 30% of health workers in US hospitals are not vaccinated against COVID-19. EurekAlert. Press release. November 18, 2021. Accessed November 18, 2021. https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/934989


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