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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic/Communication

December 23, 2020

December 30, 2020:

Hi Everyone. Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has received all of the results from December 28th testing event and there were no further positive results. COVID-19 Vaccinations:  Residents/Tenants are all doing well since receiving their vaccinations. Staff have mainly reported sore arms with a few staff members having body aches, headache, and some nausea. Today Bethel made phone calls to all staff and all resident/resident representatives who have not been vaccinated so we could have an accurate count for vaccine allotment next week. Bethel has secured 100 doses for next week. Bethel is testing all care levels (assisted living, basic, and skilled care) tomorrow, December 31, 2020 for both residents/tenants and staff. 

December 29, 2020:

A total of 105 vaccines were provided (some vials had an extra dose of vaccine). Breakdown of vaccines administered were:  Assisted Living – 11 tenants and 8 staff; Skilled and Basic care - 39 residents and 47 staff members.  Staff and residents have tolerated the vaccine well so far. Residents and staff will be monitored over the next two days for any symptoms from the vaccine. Another communication will be sent out tomorrow to update on staff and residents who received the vaccine.

December 28, 2020:

Hi Everyone.  Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is very excited to report that we have received the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines.  Staff and resident vaccinations will begin mid-morning tomorrow, December 29, 2020.  A total of 100 COVID-19 vaccines will be administered between all three care levels (skilled, basic, and assisted living).

December 23, 2020

Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Announces Its First COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 

Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will hold its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for residents and staff on December 29, 2020. Bethel is set to receive 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine.  

We are pleased to be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to our residents and staff. Our residents have a much higher risk for getting sick, being hospitalized, or dying from COVID-19. Our caregivers live in the community where the virus continues to spread, and yet despite the circumstances, they continue to risk their lives caring for our most vulnerable. This vaccine has been shown to provide a great deal of protection against the virus and will save many lives. 

Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will continue to follow all necessary precautions, including wearing personal protective equipment and conducting regular testing, to ensure the utmost safety.

We are grateful that federal and state officials designated long term care residents and staff as a priority for the first phase of distribution for the vaccine. This has been a very challenging year for our staff, our residents and their loved ones. With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise within our community, we know there is still a long road ahead. However, we are encouraged that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found the vaccine to be safe and effective. We are hopeful that we can begin to put this pandemic behind us and look ahead to brighter days. 

Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is participating in a nationwide #GetVaccinated campaign. The campaign, led by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), is a coordinated effort among nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country to encourage vaccination. Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will use #GetVaccinated promotional materials in their facility and website to reassure family members and the public that the facility is one of the safest places in the community.

Thank you,

Tammra Peterson, RN, BSN, LNHA

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