QuickStats: Percentage* of Residential Care Communities† that Offer Annual Influenza Vaccination to Residents and to Employees and Contract Staff Members, by Community Bed Size — United States, 2020
Weekly / October 7, 2022 / 71(40);1291
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* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Residential care communities are state-regulated, have four or more beds, provide room and board with at least two meals per day, and are staffed around the clock to provide supervision and assistance with personal care and health-related services to adults. Residential care communities licensed to exclusively serve persons who are mentally ill, intellectually disabled, or developmentally disabled were not included. Memory care units as a stand-alone community or part of a residential care community were included.
In 2020, 87.2% of residential care communities offered annual influenza vaccination to residents, and 77.8% offered annual influenza vaccination to all employees and contract staff members. The percentage of residential care communities offering annual influenza vaccination to residents and to all employees and contract staff members increased with increasing community bed size. The percentage of communities offering vaccination to residents ranged from 75.2% of communities with four to 10 beds to 91.7% with 11–25 beds, 97.0% with 26–100 beds, and 99.1% with more than 100 beds. Communities offering vaccination to all employees and contract staff members ranged from 60.9% of communities with four to 10 beds to 80.3% with 11–25 beds, 92.9% with 26–100 beds, and 96.4% with more than 100 beds.
Source: National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study, 2020 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/npals/questionnaires.htm
Reported by: Amanuel Melekin, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org; Manisha Sengupta, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities that Offer Annual Influenza Vaccination to Residents and to Employees and Contract Staff Members, by Community Bed Size — United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:1291. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7140a6.
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