Skilled Nursing Facility

SNF residents could receive COVID-19 vaccine by Christmas

Nursing home residents could receive the COVID-19 vaccine as early as Christmas, said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on December 13.

Azar remarked to CBS’ “Face the Nation,” that nearly all nursing homes in the country have signed up for the federal government’s program to distribute the vaccine.

Walgreens expects to receive the first round of doses by December 21, but it’s unclear if the green light will be given to start vaccinations immediately.