Our “In-house Clinic” date for residents to get vaccinated is January 12th. That is only two weeks from now. The Moderna vaccine is what CVS will be distributing to our residents. If you are the responsible party you must sign a consent form.
We need to have all consent forms back before January 12th. You can print the document, sign it and send it back to us via email or by personally dropping it off. You can also sign it via electronic signature and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will be the choice of the resident (and/or their representative) to determine whether they want to receive the vaccination or not. The vaccinations will only be available for a limited time and the CDC and IDOH highly recommend all high-risk groups receive the vaccine. I encourage you all to visit the links below to learn more about the vaccinations:
COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease): is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. It can lead to respiratory illness with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and shortness of breath. In growing number of cases, it can be more severe than the flu, with a higher mortality rate. Certain populations are more a risk of getting the virus. Including age 60 or older and people with serious underlying medical conditions. Some people show no signs and symptoms (asymptomatic) of the illness while carrying the virus, although they are still capable of spreading the disease.
Isolation: This is when we place someone in droplet-contact isolation. Meaning we will wear personal protective equipment such as mask, gloves, gowns, eye protection and/or face shields when entering the resident’s room. The resident’s room will be closed. Resident will be moved to designated area in building.
Quarantine: This is for new residents admitted. We keep them separate from other residents for 14 days.
PPE: Personal Protective Equipment: gloves, gowns, masks, protective eye wear, face shields, etc.
CDC COVID-19 webpage: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
ISDH COVID-19 webpage: https://coronavirus.in.govp
Facility will continue to update families on the condition of the resident during the course to the illness.
The following will be taken into consideration for compassionate visitors: