In each of the 11 nursing homes in the Salem area, at least half of their workers have been fully immunized by August 8, according to federal data.
But there is a wide range between facilities in which health workers have received their vaccines. A few homes – Dallas Retirement Village Health Center and Avamere Court in Keizer – barely go halfway. Other facilities have about 80% of health workers fully immunized, according to data released by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
In recent weeks, there has been more emphasis on vaccination as people sick with the delta variant of COVID-19 fill hospitals. The wave has also raised the stakes of efforts to vaccinate caregivers. The delta variant largely attacks the unvaccinated, but also poses a risk to vulnerable people with weaker immune systems, such as people living in nursing homes.
President Joe Biden announced last week that his administration would effectively require nursing home workers to be immunized by tying federal funding through Medicare and Medicaid to immunization in these settings.
Nursing homes are only one type of long-term care facility and are regulated by the federal government. There are other types of long-term care facilities, such as assisted living and residential care, which are regulated by the state.
Ãclosions, taux de vaccination dans les Ã©tablissements de soins de longue durÃ©e
Au mercredi 18 aoÃ»t, il y avait 72 Ã©closions actives dans les Ã©tablissements de soins de longue durÃ©e de l’Oregon. Six cent soixante-six cas et 24 dÃ©cÃ¨s sont associÃ©s Ã ces Ã©pidÃ©mies.
Le gouverneur Kate Brown a annoncÃ© jeudi que les prestataires de soins de santÃ© agrÃ©Ã©s par l’Oregon, y compris les travailleurs des Ã©tablissements de soins de longue durÃ©e, doivent Ãªtre entiÃ¨rement vaccinÃ©s contre le COVID-19 d’ici le 18 octobre ou six semaines aprÃ¨s l’approbation de la Food and Drug Administration â selon la derniÃ¨re Ã©ventualitÃ©.
Dans neuf des 11 maisons de soins infirmiers des comtÃ©s de Marion et de Polk, le taux de vaccination parmi les agents de santÃ© de chaque Ã©tablissement est plus Ã©levÃ© que celui de l’ensemble de la population du comtÃ© dans lequel se trouve l’Ã©tablissement. Dans le comtÃ© de Marion, 61 % des rÃ©sidents sont entiÃ¨rement vaccinÃ©s. , et dans le comtÃ© de Polk, 65% des rÃ©sidents le sont.
Parmi les maisons de soins infirmiers des comtÃ©s de Marion et de Polk, l’Ã©tablissement avec le taux le plus Ã©levÃ© d’agents de santÃ© vaccinÃ©s est Marquis Marian Estates Ã Sublimity, oÃ¹ environ 84% des agents de santÃ© sont vaccinÃ©s, selon les donnÃ©es fÃ©dÃ©rales.
Les sociÃ©tÃ©s Marquis ont commencÃ© Ã proposer des vaccins sur place aux travailleurs en dÃ©cembre 2020, a dÃ©clarÃ© la porte-parole Jenna Cooper dans un e-mail au Statesman Journal.
Cooper a soulignÃ© une communication Â« prÃ©coce et proactive Â» sur le vaccin et des efforts pour Ã©duquer le personnel sur l’efficacitÃ© et l’innocuitÃ© du vaccin. La sociÃ©tÃ© possÃ¨de Ã©galement Consonus Pharmacy, qui a Ã©tÃ© approuvÃ©e pour fournir le vaccin, et qui a permis Ã la sociÃ©tÃ© de fournir Â« en toute transparence Â» le vaccin aux travailleurs, a dÃ©clarÃ© Cooper.
Â« La direction de Marquis a communiquÃ© l’efficacitÃ© et l’innocuitÃ© scientifiquement fondÃ©es du vaccin COVID-19 au personnel, aux rÃ©sidents et Ã leurs familles de maniÃ¨re cohÃ©rente et transparente Â», a dÃ©clarÃ© Cooper.
Cooper a dÃ©clarÃ© que Marquis Companies soutenait les efforts de l’administration Biden pour imposer des vaccins aux travailleurs des maisons de soins infirmiers et qu’elle continuait Ã “former (son) personnel avec des informations scientifiques”.
Le Statesman Journal a appelÃ© les 11 Ã©tablissements des comtÃ©s de Marion et de Polk dans les donnÃ©es fÃ©dÃ©rales, mais certains ont dÃ©clarÃ© qu’aucun administrateur n’Ã©tait disponible ce jour-lÃ et la plupart des autres n’ont pas renvoyÃ© de messages sollicitant des commentaires.
Percentage of workers vaccinated in Oregon nursing homes varies
Of the two counties, the facility with the lowest vaccination rate among workers is the Dallas Retirement Village Health Center in Polk County, with 51.5% of healthcare workers fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The facility with the second lowest rate in the two counties is Avamere Court in Keizer, where just under 55% of health workers are fully immunized.
Right in the middle of the Salem area is the Independence Health and Rehabilitation Center, where 71% of health workers are vaccinated, according to federal data.
Across the state, there is even greater variation in immunization among nursing home workers. Some facilities in the Portland area have immunized almost all of their health workers. At the bottom of the scale, 12 of Oregon’s 130 or so nursing homes reported that less than half of their healthcare workers had been fully immunized.
Here is what proportion of workers were fully immunized in each nursing home in Marion and Polk counties as of August 8, 2021, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:
- Providence Benedictine Nursing Center: 75%
- French Prairies Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: 82%
- Independence Health and Rehabilitation Center: 71%
- Avamere Transitional Care in Sunnyside: 76%
- Dallas Retirement Village Health Center: 52%
- Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center: 67%
- Cour d’AvamÃ¨re in Keizer: 55%
- Salem Transitional Care: 66%
- Domains Marquis Marian: 84%
- Les ChÃªnes at Sherwood Park: 78%
- Tierra Rose Care Center: 69%
More information on vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines are free and widely available in Oregon. You can visit covidvaccine.oregon.gov/ to find a place near you to get the vaccine.
If you want to learn more about the vaccine, how it works, and how scientists have studied its safety, you can visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines.html, or talk to your doctor.
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