COVID-19 Vaccine Data and Strategy for Long-Term Care Facilities
Vaccine Data for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) are required, per the Federal government, to report weekly SNF resident and staff vaccination status data into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system. Below is the link to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 Nursing Home Data site which houses this data:
Tracking COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
On August 12, 2021, the Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the expectation that 100% of Pennsylvania's SNFs will have vaccinated at least 80% of their staff for COVID-19 by October 1, 2021. Unvaccinated staff can transmit COVID-19 to residents, who are at much higher risk for severe illness and death. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective measure that can be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help ensure the health of residents, staff, and communities.
Percentage of Skilled Nursing Facilities that Have Vaccinated at Least 80% of their Staff
As of October 3, 2021, 27.9% of facilities in Pennsylvania have met or exceeded the Department of Health's expectation.
Pennsylvania Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Resident and Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Rates
In order to increase transparency, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is publishing the below dashboard with the facility-level COVID-19 vaccination rates that SNFs are required to report weekly to the Federal government. This dashboard will be updated every week to enable the tracking of SNF staff and resident vaccination rates over time.