Health & Wellness | December 23, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that multiple CLC communities have clinics scheduled to administer the vaccine to residents and team members. We anticipate more will be scheduled in the coming weeks. For specific information, visit the community websites. In the meantime we must continue to wash hands, wear masks and maintain social distancing until COVID is under control.
As we work with our pharmacy partners to set and conduct our COVID-19 vaccine clinics, our communities are busy reviewing materials, and getting signed consent forms for all residents and team members of in the community.
We want to encourage everyone in our community to be vaccinated for the safety and well-being of everyone who lives and works there. There will be a total of three clinics in each community. This ensures we can serve everyone who wants to receive a vaccination and stagger the vaccination schedule.
We must reach a “herd immunity” both within our senior living community and in the broader community we are located for life to return to normal eventually.
Many are eager to get the vaccine and put an end to this pandemic. Safety is top priority for not only our community but also for all of the scientists and health experts working on the vaccination effort. Like any vaccine, there may be minor side effects such as soreness, achiness, and potentially low-grade fever. A small number of people experience more series side effects, but the percentages are low, and typically related to history of anaphylactic allergic reactions. Please take the time to learn more.
The vaccine is free. Insurance may be charged for supplies and administration of the vaccine. If you do not have insurance, you will not be charged.
Recently, Christian Living President and CEO Jill Vitale-Assume recently hosted a FB live event with two of our clinical experts, CLC Medical Director Dr. Erick Gomer MD, and VP of Clinical and Compliance, Pat McBride, RN, BSN, MSN. Watch the video to hear these experts sort COVID 19 Vaccine fact from fiction.
News of the vaccines is very exciting and even though clinics are being scheduled with our pharmacy partner, we are not out of this pandemic yet. It is important to continue to follow public safety guidelines including physical distancing, frequent hand-washing, limiting group gatherings, restricting nonessential travel, and wearing a mask while we wait for everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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