The CDC reported this week on a March COVID-19 outbreak at a Kentucky nursing home that killed 3.
An unvaccinated health worker started a coronavirus outbreak at a Kentucky nursing home in March, which led to three residents dying, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released on Wednesday found.
An unvaccinated, symptomatic workerThe outbreak was traced to an unvaccinated, symptomatic healthcare worker, who then spread the virus to 46 residents and workers at the facility, the CDC report said.
While the vaccination rate among health workers at the Kentucky facility surpassed this rate at the time, it still led to a serious outbreak.
In order to protect nursing facility residents, the authors said "it is imperative" that health workers and nursing-home residents "be vaccinated."
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