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Vaccinating Residents and Staff of Long-Term Care Facilities

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One bright spot when it comes to the state's COVID-19 vaccinations is in our long-term care facilities.

A February survey showed Hawai‘i was leading other states in staff and resident inoculation with 78% compared to the national average of 38%.

Hawai‘i not only has the lowest COVID-19 case rates for nursing homes in the country but also the second-lowest when it comes to COVID-19 death rates.

The Conversation talked to Patrick Harrison of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii about new federal reporting requirements that aim to improve that picture even more.

This story aired on The Conversation on June 7, 2021.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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