Skilled Nursing News: 53% of Unvaccinated Long-Term Care Staff Plan to Find Other Work

August 30, 2021

A survey of more than 2,100 long-term care workers found that more than half of unvaccinated employees plan to leave their job and find one where vaccines are not required.

Software firm OnShift collected data from Aug. 19 to Aug. 24, after the Biden administration mandated staff vaccination for Medicare and Medicaid participating long-term care facilities.

The government’s vaccine mandate has nursing home operators increasingly concerned about how it will impact an already difficult staffing shortage.

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