Independent living facilities receive first dose of COVID vaccine

The health department's goal is to vaccinate over 3200 independent living residents this week with the help of pharmacies.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –Lots of excitement for those in independent living facilities as vaccines are brought to them, making life a little bit easier.

“We are working with our pharmacy partners to offer on site vaccination to residents our independent living communities,” Lancaster County Health Director, Pat Lopez, said.

The health department’s goal is to vaccinate over 3200 independent living residents this week with the help of pharmacies.

Nebraska LTC Pharmacy had a pretty big allocation of vaccines to distribute this week and multiple facilities lined up for every day. On Tuesday, they made a stop at Chatelaine Residence to vaccinate residents.

“We have about 1000 vaccines that we are getting out to these independent living facilities this week and it’s going to be long days but we are so honored to be apart of it. It’s definitely a feel good moment,” Shannon Hammerschmit, owner of Nebraska LTC Pharmacy, said.

Smiles even through the masks as those who have been so susceptible to COVID–19 get one step closer to being protected.

“It does open up some new doors for them to have some more visitors, to eat with each other in the dining room and to engage in larger activities for groups,” Catherine Horner, executive director at Gramercy Hill, said.

For those who have been so eager to get their first dose, they said it was painless and they look forward to whats ahead.

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