Second COVID-19 vaccinations are scheduled for later this month for those at the Kingswood Place Senior Living Community, 15155 W. Mondell Road.
Senior living residents and staff of Kingswood Place, an Enlivant-operated assisted senior living community, received their first dose of the vaccinations on Jan. 22. The Moderna vaccine was administered on site at Kingswood Place by pharmacy partner Walgreens.
Organizations that care for seniors like Kingswood Place have been at the front of the line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as part of the CDC’s “Phase 1A.”
“We are happy and relieved that our residents and staff received the vaccine at such an early stage in its national roll-out,” said Amy McWilliams, executive director of Kingswood Place. “This vaccine is our way out of this pandemic.”
Residents at Enlivant communities across the U.S. are also part of the early national rollout.
Margaret, a resident of an Enlivant community in Winterville, Georiga, said, “I see this as our duty as citizens of the United States and to mankind to take the vaccine. I am doing this for my family, friends and the whole human race.”
To celebrate the arrival of the vaccine, Kingswood Place had a celebration with balloons and snacks from its chef.
Vaccines were available at no charge to residents and staff.
To learn about Enlivant’s COVID-19 precautions to help protect the health and safety of residents and employees, visit enlivant.com/covid19.