Seven vaccinated dead in nursing homes in Kalix

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Published 22 September 2021 at 19.47

Domestic. Eight people – seven of whom are fully vaccinated – have died after being infected with the coronavirus in elderly care in Överkalix, writes Norrbottens-Kuriren.

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A total of 17 residents in the nursing home have been found infected with corona and all but one of these must, according to the municipality, have agreed to vaccination against covid-19.

The mortality among those vaccinated was thus closer 50 percent.

– It's worrying. Not that you are infected – it is enough to be exposed. But that so many have died, says Anders Nystedt, infection control doctor in the Norrbotten region, to Norrbottens-Kuriren.

According to Aftonbladet, regular sampling of staff and residents is now carried out to find infection among those who do not show any symptoms. Why this is still not done regularly in geriatric care is unclear.