Two studies today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report highlight COVID-19 among older adults, with one finding that this age-group made up 63% of all COVID-related hospitalizations and nearly 90% of deaths in 2023 in the United States, and the other showing lower up-to-date vaccination among Black and multiracial nursing home residents and those in the South and Southeast.
Only 24% had received bivalent COVID vaccine
The COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET) Surveillance Team
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