Staff vaccination rates under 30% at some area nursing homes

Federal figures reveal at one St. Louis facility less than 10% of staff have had a COVID vaccine

ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) - Most families were barred from entering nursing homes during the pandemic. Many facilities still have strict guidelines for visitors in place to protect residents against the coronavirus. The latest figures from St. Louis City and County show that many of the staff going in and out on a daily basis aren't vaccinated against COVID.

That's cause for concern for Marjorie Moore, Executive Director of VOYCE, an advocacy group for nursing home residents.

"We worry about a lot of staff members who are unvaccinated being around residents because they have complicated medical histories," explains Moore. "You don't go into a skilled nursing facility just because of one thing, usually it's multiple things."