DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials say many workers at Delaware’s state-run veterans home are refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents of long-term care facilities such as the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford account for less than 3% of COVID cases in Delaware but more than half of COVID-related deaths.
Secretary of State Jeff Bullock told members of the legislature’s budget-writing committee Wednesday that a little more than half of the 176 staff members at the veterans home have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
That compares to 98% of residents who have received both doses.
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