Vaccination Status, Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health Care Personnel

JAMA Network Open


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What The Study Did: This study of nearly 2,000 health care personnel who underwent frequent, mandatory SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) long-term care facilities found that being vaccinated against COVID-19 was associated with decreased detection of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection compared to unvaccinated personnel.

Authors: Kalpana Gupta, M.D., M.P.H., of the VA Boston Healthcare System in Boston, is the corresponding author.



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