New CDC data shows that 70% of hospital staff are vaccinated
According to a study released on Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of September 15th, 7 out of 10 US hospital workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Agency officials wrote in a report that staff working in children’s hospitals, large cities, and counties with higher vaccination rates are more likely to be vaccinated than their peers. article Published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
The CDC’s findings are based on a voluntary report submitted by the hospital to the Department of Health and Human Services. More than 2,000 institutions (ie 41%) have submitted information on employee vaccination rates in their reports.
77% of children’s hospital employees have been vaccinated, the highest percentage in the hospital industry segment included in the data. For workers in other types of facilities, the rate in short-term acute hospitals is 70.1%, the rate in long-term acute hospitals is 68.8%, and the rate in key hospitals is 64%.
Geography is also a factor. The average vaccination rate in large urban hospitals is 71%, compared with 65.1% in rural hospitals and 63.3% in non-large urban hospitals. These findings are related to the community vaccination situation in different regions.