Covid-19 Vaccination Coverage in Long-Term Institutions for the Elderly

Meirelayne Borges Duarte*, Gabrielle Oliveira Silva, Rafaela Ferreira Schittini Barreto, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Helena Patáro de Oliveira Novaes, Mônica Hupsel Frank, Tânia Maria de Oliva Menezes

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Objective: to analyze vaccination coverage against COVID-19 in long-term care institutions for the elderly. Method: cross-sectional study with aggregated data provided by the Intersectoral Monitoring Commission of Long-Term Institutions of Bahia. We included the institutions identified in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, with at least one elderly resident (60 years or older) who responded to the vaccination survey conducted between May and July 2021. Results: the sample consisted of 83 establishments, with a predominance of private (50.1%) and philanthropic (32.5%) institutions. Vaccination coverage for COVID-19 reached 94.7% of elderly residents and 75.2% of workers. Conclusion: the study shows high vaccination coverage in elderly residents of these institutions, but lower coverage among workers. Maximizing vaccination coverage among caregivers and residents is essential, due to the extreme vulnerability of the elderly population institutionalized to COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Article number47366
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Baiana de Enfermagem
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes

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