Notes from Nursing
Wow, what an interesting year 2020 has been! We are looking forward to receiving our COVID-19 vaccines, hopefully sometime in December! There are many manufacturers that are currently working on developing COVID-19 vaccines for the United States. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) anticipates receiving their first shipments by the end of the year. The COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be safe and effective from recent clinical trials. These first vaccine shipments will be very small and prioritized for people in high risk groups, which includes nursing home residents and staff. Our facility has already completed a public health COVID provider agreement as well as partnered with Walgreens and NuCara pharmacies who will be responsible for storing and administering the COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID vaccines will likely require 2 injections, approximately 4 weeks apart. We are hoping to have 100% of residents and staff consent for vaccination. We will send out consent forms and vaccine information sheets as soon as they are made available.
Hayley & Tessa