COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout
If you are considering a move to senior living, now is a great time because it means that you can receive the vaccine before it becomes available to the public. But you will need to act sooner than later because you will need to move in before the second clinic date in order to be able to receive the vaccine.
As you have seen, the vaccine rollout has begun across the country, and residents and staff living in assisted living facilities are in the first group to be vaccinated. For The W Group, this means that most of our communities will be in the 1A group of the distribution (the only communities not eligible are standalone independent living communities with no assisted living attached to them).
We have begun to share this information with the families and caregivers of our residents, and we will know more in the days to come, but here is what we know so far:
The vaccine will come in two doses, separated by about 21-28 days.
Everyone getting the vaccine will be asked to sign a consent form. If someone is unable to sign, we will reach out to that person’s health care power of attorney for consent.
We believe the vaccine is a crucial step to getting back to a safe environment, and encourage all those eligible to get vaccinated. While we cannot require anyone to be vaccinated, we do strongly encourage all of our staff and residents to take it.
We will provide more information as it becomes available to us. For now, please refer to the NYS Department of Health for more information.
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