Immunization rates for United Memorial Medical Center workers hover around 90% as hospitals and other facilities across the state grapple with Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Sept. 27.e mandate requiring health workers to be vaccinated or lose their jobs.
According to statistics from the New York State COVID-19 vaccine website – www.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov, 94% of workers at UMMC’s Bank Street campus have been vaccinated, compared to 89% on UMMC’s North Street campus.
UMMC is part of the Rochester Regional Health System, which has a 90% vaccination rate for all of its employees, a percentage point lower than data from Strong Memorial Hospital University of Rochester Medical Center.
(Watch for an update later today).
The percentage of hospital workers vaccinated in the Finger Lakes region is 90 percent, with Genesee and Orleans counties at 89 and Wyoming County at 90.
These figures are calculated from the number of hospital staff eligible for vaccination and the number of people completing the recommended series of a given COVID-19 vaccine product (for example 2 doses of Pfizer 2 doses or Moderna vaccine or 1 dose of the vaccine 1 dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine), according to the state website.
Nursing Home and Assisted Living statistics reveal the following for Genesee County (as reported by individual facilities as of September 27):
Retirement homes :
- Le Roy Village Vert – Full dose for residents: 92.7%; Full staff dose: 83%.
- First Genesee – Complete dose for residents: 90.3%; Full staff dose: 92.4%.
- Great – Complete dose for residents: 91.4%; Full staff dose: 90.7%.
- Adult House Genesee – Complete dose for residents: 94.5%; Full staff dose: 72.7%.
- Manoir du Roy – Complete dose for residents: 97.2%; Concurrent dose of personnel: 92.3%.
- Le Manoir, Batavia – Resident full dose: 100 percent; Concurrent dose of personnel: 93.6 percent.
Calls seeking comment from nursing home administrators listed above were not returned at the time of this story’s publication. Samantha Vagg is the administrator of Le Roy Village Green, Sharon Zeams is the administrator of Premier Genesee and Timothy Srye is the administrator of The Grand.
In total, in Genesee County, skilled nursing facility vaccination rates as of September 28 were 94% for residents and 90% for workers, and adult care facility vaccination rates as of September 28. were 97% for residents and 87% for workers.
GOVERNMENT REPORT. HOCHUL
On Wednesday, Hochul said 92% of the workforce in hospitals and nursing homes received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, and 89% of workers in adult care facilities received at least one dose.
Based on the total number of state hospital workers, an 8 percent rate of unvaccinated equals over 41,000 who have not received at least one dose. As a result, the governor’s staff monitor the impact of their tenure, with the option of bringing in health workers from out of state or even other countries.
The Genesee County Legislature, along with about seven other counties in the region, has sent a letter to the governor asking it to include a coronavirus testing option for healthcare workers.
“I fully support the position of the legislatureâ¦ to ensure that we have not had any disruption in service,” County Director Matt Landers said today. âIt’s a logical and sensible approach to the current situation. Obviously we would like to see as many people vaccinated as possible, but at the end of the day we cannot jeopardize the care of our sick and elderly because of the mandate. “
DATA FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC
The latest statistics (as of September 29) also show that 56.1% of Genesee County residents aged 12 and over are fully immunized, which is lower than the 63.6% of all New State residents. York.
By postal code (as of September 28), here are the percentages of people fully vaccinated:
- Batavia – 50.4
- Bethany East – 38.8
- Alexander – 44
- Basom – 44.4
- Oakfield – 45.3
- Byron – 48
- Corfu – 49.6
- Darien Center – 51.1
- Flag – 53.8
- Bergen – 55.3
- Le Roy – 56.5
- Stafford – 65.5
- Elba Island – 73.6
In the Finger Lakes region, the total number of people who received at least one dose of vaccine increased over the past week from 7,695 to 760,752 and the total number of people who received the full series increased over the past week. from last week from 5,590 to 706,944.
LOCAL BOOSTER SHOT STATUS
Public health educator Nola Goodrich-Kresse reported that the Genesee Orleans health department has set up clinics for those eligible for booster shots, starting next week.
âThe reminders are offered during the normal clinic day, the only difference being that registration is required for the reminders,â she said.
The booster injection schedule, for people 65 years of age and over who were fully vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago:
- Oct 6, 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.., Genesee County Health Department, 3837 West Main Street Rd., Batavia;
- Oct. 7, 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Orleans County Department of Health, 14016 State Route 31, Suite 101, Albion.
These shots are administered by appointment only.