SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION) Skilled Nursing facilities in Santa Cruz County have made up 46 of the county's 64 COVID-19 related deaths. Facility residents and staff are expected to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, before the end of the year.
All seven skilled nursing facilities have experienced outbreaks over the course of the pandemic.
A Santa Cruz Post Acute administrator told KION, the facility expects to receive its first doses of vaccine on Dec. 29. That skilled nursing facility has had about 75% of its residents test positive for COVID-19 and 16 have died.
Tonight at 5 and 6 p.m. on KION, Drew Andre reports on the shot in the arm skilled nursing facilities are waiting for.