COVID-19 Shot Now Required For Staff
In addition to many other health precautions in place, we are asking our associates to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment in our communities. We’re in the business of serving and caring for seniors, and our top priority is the health and safety of the residents we serve. Seniors are at high risk for suffering the most from COVID-19. So, being immunized against COVID-19 is a reasonable ask of our associates for those who can be vaccinated.
All of our communities have hosted vaccination clinics over the past three months through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. We were thrilled to see very high levels of participation in general. Ongoing, we hope to offer more clinics or at least have clinics locations close by through a variety of health care systems.Third Shots & Booster Shots for COVID-19
Currently, a third dose of the COVID-19 has only been approved for people with compromised immune systems. The U.S. CDC and FDA are continuing to closely review data about the efficacy and safety of a third shot for the general public. If this is authorized or approved by the government, we will work with local pharmacies to offer easy access to the third shot based on guidelines provided to us by the federal, state and local governments.
Elmcroft and Embark senior living communities will welcome CVS and other local pharmacies to help facilitate flu shot clinics for residents, staff members and their families. Learn more about our upcoming flu shot clinics here.