Verma: Nursing Homes ‘Top Of Mind’ For COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization

By Michelle M. Stein / October 7, 2020 at 6:05 PM
CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Wednesday (Oct. 7) said her agency will prioritize those most at risk for COVID-19 to get vaccines once they are available, and that includes those in nursing homes. Nursing homes recently asked the National Governors Association to give preference to long term care workers and residents when vaccines first come out, and a new National Academy of Medicine COVID-19 vaccine distribution framework lists high risk health workers, first responders and older adults in congregate or...

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