Only about ten percent of the nursing homes in Kansas regulated by the federal government have met the industry’s goal for vaccinating their workers against COVID-19, according to government data.
The industry’s aim is to have 75% of the homes’ staff vaccinated.
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says that as of late June, only 34 of the 324 federally licensed homes in Kansas had met that goal, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.
The state health department reported that there were nine active clusters of COVID cases at long-term care facilities tied to 51 cases, nine hospitalizations, and three deaths.
The federally regulated homes are among more than 800 long-term care facilities, including 476 that are state-licensed only, according to the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
With the federally regulated homes, an average of 55% of workers have been vaccinated.