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Most Idaho nursing home workers unvaccinated for COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services say 47.5% of Idaho nursing home workers were fully vaccinated by May 30.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Less than half of nursing home workers in Idaho have been vaccinated against COVID-19. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services say 47.5% of Idaho nursing home workers were fully vaccinated by May 30.

The agency says more than 82% of residents are vaccinated. 

The Post Register reports that Idaho had the 17th highest resident vaccination but 15th lowest staff vaccination rate among states and territories. 

About 38% of Idaho's 2,100 COVID-19 deaths are linked to long-term care facilities. Of all COVID-19 deaths in the state, 93% were among people 60 and older.