January 4, 2023

Argentum Infection and Prevention Control Announcement: CDC Outlines Steps Being Taken to Get More Boosters to LTC ResidentsArgentum Infection and Prevention Control Announcement:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that with the rising number of respiratory diseases affecting the nation as winter progresses, it is important for long-term care operators to encourage more residents to receive the updated (bivalent) COVID-19 boosters.

Data cited by the agency said adults aged 65 and older continue to have the highest COVID-19-related mortality rates, and those in that age cohort who are unvaccinated are most prone to die.

Adults ages 85 years and older remain at particularly high risk of dying of COVID-19. “The proportion of COVID-19–related deaths accounted for by adults in this age group increased during April–September 2022 from 28% to around 40% of COVID-19–related deaths,” CDC said.

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