Florida Nursing Home Residents May Need A Coronavirus Vaccine Booster Shot

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey released Wednesday shows the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines person go little effectual successful keeping nursing-home residents harmless arsenic the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus has dispersed and that booster shots mightiness beryllium needed.

The study came arsenic the White House announced that booster shots volition beryllium made disposable to the nationalist Sept. 20.

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The latest variation of the CDC work “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly” shows that from March 1 to May 9, 2 doses of the Pfizer oregon Moderna vaccines were astir 75 percent effectual successful keeping nursing location residents harmless from COVID-19 infections. For the play from June 21 to Aug. 1, arsenic the delta variant spread, the effectiveness of 2 doses of the vaccines dropped to 53.1 percent.

“Because nursing location residents mightiness stay astatine immoderate hazard for (COVID-19) corruption contempt vaccination, aggregate COVID-19 prevention strategies, including corruption control, investigating and vaccination of nursing location unit members, residents, and visitors are critical,” scientists wrote successful the report. “An further dose of COVID-19 vaccine mightiness beryllium considered for nursing-home and semipermanent attraction installation residents to optimize a protective immune response.”

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In reaching their conclusions, scientists reviewed tens of thousands of reports submitted by nursing homes. They recovered that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines became little effectual implicit clip and little effectual arsenic the delta variant became the ascendant strain of the virus.

For instance, the 2 vaccines proved to beryllium 74.7 percent effectual successful the play from March 1 to May 9; 67.5 percent effectual from May 10 to June 20; and 53.1 percent from June 21 to Aug. 1. But scientists said they could not differentiate the interaction of the delta variant connected the effectiveness of the vaccines from different imaginable factors, including the dwindling of vaccine effectiveness implicit time.

“Further probe connected the imaginable interaction of some factors connected (vaccine effectiveness) among nursing location residents is warranted,” the study’s authors wrote.

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