Skilled Nursing Facility

CMS makes nursing home COVID-19 booster data public

In an effort to increase transparency for families choosing nursing homes for their loved ones, CMS announced February 9th that COVID-19 booster data in nursing homes will be made publicly available.

While the current data indicate that nursing home residents are getting booster shots at a rate comparable to the national average of adults over the age of 65, the data also show that nursing home staff are getting booster shots at a rate lower than the national average of adults over the age of 18.

Booster shot data for nursing homes can be found on Care Compare under the star rating section.