There is a lot in the news about Booster shots for the COVID vaccine. This doesn’t mean the vaccine isn’t working it is to boost the effects of the vaccine you already got. Think of it as taking another dose of Tylenol after a headache or fever. Booster shots – Who can get them – easiest said YOU.
- Any Residents living in a Long Term Care setting (a Nursing Home)
- Any Employee that works in a Long Term Care setting
Long Term Care settings are usually described as congregate living settings. Studies have shown throughout the pandemic that people who live or work in congregate living settings are more susceptible because of the way the people in these environments live (think of activities, eating, sharing rooms.)
What are examples of congregate living environments?
- Nursing Homes
- Dormitory at Colleges
- Correctional Facilities
Once the virus has come into the congregate living setting it can spread quickly, and this is true for many viruses – COVID and FLU.
At this writing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) has authorized boosters for all three vaccines.
Our facility conducts boosters (and new) vaccination clinics for our residents and employees.
Flu vaccination for all staff and residents are also available.
Overall, we are happy to report that our facility is doing very well with the COVID virus and its impact on our residents and our staff.
On behalf of all of us we wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
The public health department will be coming out very soon with guidance to holiday celebrations such as residents going home for the holiday; families coming into the facility to enjoy the holiday with their loved one; or general how to celebrate in the facility. Please communicate with Administration if you have any questions about this guidance.