By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times, January 15 2021 Public health officials have failed to quickly deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the vast majority of sick and elderly residents of California’s longterm care facilities, even though they are among the most vulnerable during the pandemic.(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times) As public health officials scramble to clear a backlog of unused COVID-19 vaccine by opening the process to anyone 65 or older, new data show they failed to quickly deliver shots to the vast majority of California’s most vulnerable residents, who were supposed to be the priority.
By Alexis Rivas and Tom Jones, NBC 7 San Diego, January 14 2021 As of Jan. 10, 83% of the long-term care homes in California aren’t just waiting for a vaccine, they don’t even have a date on the calendar to get the first dose. In San Diego, that number is higher Just over 24 hours ago California announced anyone over age 65 can now get a COVID-19 vaccine, jumping ahead to a group that was supposed to fall under Phase 1B of the vaccination planBut NBC 7 Investigates uncovered the overwhelming majority of people in long-term care and assisted living homes, who would fall into the Phase 1A group, are still waiting to get their shots.CVS Pharmacy, who along with Walgreens is heading efforts to deliver vaccines to the vulnerable group, told NBC 7 Investigates the company started setting dates to vaccinate nursing home residents in California on Dec.
By Julia Prodis Sulek and Emily Deruy, Bay Area News Group, January 14 2021 BURLINGAME — Workers at the Burlingame Skilled Nursing facility pleaded for help Wednesday as a coronavirus outbreak raced through the facility over the past two weeks, with scores of employees out sick or quarantined and patients “dying every day.” “We can’t do this anymore.
By Candice Nguyen, Michael Bott and and Jeremy Carroll, NBC Bay Area, January 13 2021 Frustration is mounting among families and industry watchdogs who say elderly residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are slipping through the cracks during California’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and not receiving their shots as quickly as promised by state officials.
By Amita Sharma, KPBS, January 13 2021 CREDIT: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASESAbove: In this undated frame from video provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a scientist returns a novel coronavirus vaccine sample to a freezer in Bethesda, Md. As new COVID-19 cases again surge through senior care facilities in San Diego and throughout the state, getting vaccines into the arms of residents and caregivers has been spotty and slow, according to doctors and advocates.
By Lauren J Mapp, San Diego Union Tribune, January 11 2021 Linda Cioffi, owner of the Alpine View Lodge, a 38-bed memory care facility, has yet to hear when her residents and staff may receive the vaccine for COVID-19.(K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune) The coronavirus pandemic is unlike any infection-control situation that Alpine View Lodge owner and Administrator Linda Cioffi has experienced in the 42 years since she and her parents opened the East County memory care facility.
By Anne Marshall Chalmers, East Bay Times, January 8 2021 Many questions remain regarding consent to elderly As coronavirus vaccines arrive at California nursing homes and long-term care facilities, many residents will be eager to receive a vaccine that promises to finally ease the months of grief and isolation. Before that can happen, though, facilities must obtain consent from their residents, and a growing number of advocates are raising concerns that residents may not get their doubts and questions adequately addressed due to the rapid pace of the vaccination program and varied levels of information given from facility to facility.
By Emily Deruy and Annie Sciacca, Bay Area News Group, January 6 2021 WALNUT CREEK, CA – DECEMBER 30: Senior Rudy Reich, 87, right, receives a COVID-19 vaccine from John Muir Health physician Kishore Nath at the Viamonte retirement living residence in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Dec. 30, 2020. Residents received the Pfizer vaccine. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) Contra Costa County has partnered with John Muir Health to vaccinate residents of long-term care facilities Residents of long term care homes were supposed to be first in line to receive a precious COVID-19 vaccination, through an innovative federal partnership.
By Stephanie Sierra, ABC 7 News, January 5 2021 SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A member of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine advisory committee tells the ABC7 I-Team, hundreds of thousands of COVID vaccines across the state are sitting in warehouses with the potential of being wasted. “My worst nightmares have been coming true over the last few weeks,” said Dr.
By Debbie Cenziper, Joel Jacobs, Alice Crites and Will Englund, The Washington Post, December 31 2020 The Novato Healthcare Center is one of about 80 facilities in California’s largest nursing home chain. (Nick Otto for The Washington Post) As advocacy groups call for transparency, documents help trace the flow of public money to a complex network of related companies The largest for-profit nursing home operator in California took control of his first home in 2006 in a Los Angeles suburb that calls itself “the city of opportunity.” Over the next decade, he built a sprawling network of facilities from San Diego to the state’s northern coast.