Nurses administered Moderna vaccine to 50 residents
Residents of Frost Manor have now received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine to help protect them from the COVID-19 virus.
The nursing team at the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home vaccinated 50 residents in early February. The residents are expected to receive the required booster dose of the vaccine within 28 days.
With all the supplies loaded into a cart, two Frost Manor nurses went around the home to vaccinate the residents who had given consent.
The nurses went through each area of the home vaccinating one resident at a time, with one nurse administering the vaccine while another nurse filled out the required documentation.
Prior to administering the vaccines, the nurses explained to residents the importance of being vaccinated in order to protect them against the highly contagious COVID-19 virus.
“(The vaccinations) went very well and very quickly and there were no issues,” the Frost Manor nursing team said in a statement to The OMNIway.
All but two residents received the vaccine. One resident requested not to be immunized and another resident could not be vaccinated due to health reasons.
The COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization in March 2020. At the time of this writing, the Government of Canada website is reporting there have been 804,260 cases of people in Canada contracting the virus. The website reports that 20,767 Canadians have died as a result of COVID-19 infection.
The Government of Ontario says on its website that vaccinations will be crucial to curbing COVID-19 infection.
“(Vaccines) will be an important tool to help stop the spread of the virus and allow individuals, families and workers to safely resume normal life,” the website states.
“The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine does not cause a coronavirus infection. It helps to build up your immunity to the virus, so your body will fight it off more easily if it affects you.”
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