The process for vaccinating those who work- and live- at nursing homes across New York State will be starting on Monday.
Stephen Hanse, president of the New York State Health Facilities Association, tells Spectrum News that the vaccine process offers a bit of hope. “This was the key element to defeat this virus.” Hanse said. “And now that we have the vaccination in place, it truly is the light at the end of the tunnel and will go a long way to eradicating the COVID-19 virus.”
Vaccinations will be carried out by pharmacists with CVS, Walgreens, and other pharmacies granted federal approval earlier in the year.
Nursing facilities had to choose a pharmacy and set-up dates for vaccination. Hanse says there has not been an issue with securing permission or cases of refusal of vaccination.
He expects that by February all nursing home residents and staff will be vaccinated.
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