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Vaccination Status and the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health Care Personnel Under Surveillance in Long-term Residential Facilities

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Accepted for Publication: September 16, 2021.

Published: November 10, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.34229

Open Access: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License. © 2021 Linsenmeyer K et al. JAMA Network Open.

Corresponding Author: Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH, VA Boston Healthcare System, 1400 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132 (Kalpana.gupta@va.gov).

Author Contributions: Drs Gupta and Charness had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: Charness, Strymish, Gupta.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.

Drafting of the manuscript: Linsenmeyer, Charness, O'Brien, Strymish, Gupta.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Charness, Strymish, Doshi, Ljaamo, Gupta.

Statistical analysis: O'Brien, Strymish, Ljaamo, Gupta.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Linsenmeyer, Strymish, Doshi, Gupta.

Supervision: Gupta.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Charness reported owing equity in Pfizer outside the submitted work. Dr Gupta reported owning equity in Moderna Pharmaceutical and Abbott Pharmaceutical outside the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported.

Disclaimer: The contents do not represent the views of the US Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government.

Additional Contributions: Anu Diddee, MD, and Jessica Packer, MBA, MSOL (VA Bedford) assisted with data capture, and Michelle Helm, PA-C, assisted with data capture. No compensation related to the study was provided.

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