Health commissioner: COVID-19 vaccination rate among New Jersey nursing home staff lags residents

Officials say just over half of the staff at New Jersey’s long-term care facilities have gotten COVID-19 vaccinations, compared with 84% of residents.

News 12 Staff

Apr 29, 2021, 10:28 AM

Updated 1,122 days ago

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Health commissioner: COVID-19 vaccination rate among New Jersey nursing home staff lags residents
Officials say just over half of the staff at New Jersey’s long-term care facilities have gotten COVID-19 vaccinations, compared with 84% of residents.
Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Wednesday during their COVID-19 briefing with Gov. Phil Murphy that about 56% of the staff at the state’s almost 400 nursing homes and long-term care facilities have gotten vaccinated.
Persichilli said some staff members of such facilities come from ethnic groups in which concerns have been raised over vaccines.
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She also said a number of younger staffers have also gotten misleading information online that wrongly suggested certain vaccines could impact fertility.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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