Workers at veterans home balking at COVID vaccinations

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.

Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up