The new year is kicking off with exciting news!
We are very pleased to share with you that we have now received vaccination dates for both of our rehab and skilled nursing centers! We have also learned that Friendship Assisted Living and Salem Terrace at Harrogate have both received their pharmacy assignments for future vaccination clinics. These are all steps in the right direction in getting this pandemic behind us!
As we shared yesterday, Walgreens will be the partner pharmacy for Friendship Health and Rehab Center. Residents and team members within this residence will be administered the vaccine on January 13, 2021, February 3, 2021 and February 24, 2021. We are thrilled to be able to provide this extra protection against the spread of COVID-19!
Salem Terrace at Harrogate has also been paired with Walgreens, and we hope to receive the vaccination dates for this community very soon.
CVS is the partner pharmacy for both Friendship Health and Rehab Center South and Friendship Assisted Living. Residents and team members at Friendship Health and Rehab Center South will be administered the vaccine on Sunday, January 3, 2021, with the booster on January 24, 2021. We are still awaiting vaccination dates for Friendship Assisted Living.
Just to remind everyone, we are holding multiple vaccination clinics on-site at the respective facilities in order to administer the two-part vaccination. The second dose is to be given 21 to 28 days after the first dose.
At this time Friendship is not mandating the vaccine as a continued condition for residency or employment. However, we hope everyone, residents and team members alike, understand the responsibility and honor we have to receive these vaccinations so soon. The more of us that get vaccinated, the better we can protect those for whom we care against potential outbreaks. This will save lives!
All of us at Friendship will continue to take all necessary precautions after the vaccine is administered. Personal protective equipment will be worn and we will conduct regular testing to ensure the safety of our residents and team.
Thank you again for your encouragement and support! As always, we will continue to share details as they come available.
Take care, stay well and best wishes for the new year!