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COVID-19 Booster Increases Antibodies by More Than 85% in Nursing Home Residents & Their Caregivers

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The pandemic has hit nursing home residents especially hard, with a disproportionately large share of COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

But new research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in partnership with Brown University shows that high levels of omicron-specific immunity can be achieved in nursing home residents and their caregivers with a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, also known as the booster shot.

The findings were published this month in the journal eBioMedicine.

Researchers examined blood samples ...