COVID-19 vaccine to be administered Thursday to residents, staff at Hermitage Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Residents and team members at Hermitage Roanoke are scheduled to receive the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.

“It will take three visits to vaccine those among the community who provided consent to be immunized, starting with the two-dose process and a third visit for anyone who was missed. Our team members and residents are all very excited to start this process. We’ve had a resoundingly positive response from everyone involved.”

James Stovall, Executive Director of Hermitage Roanoke

Although the vaccine will hopefully increase the possibility of reunions among residents and their families, Hermitage Roanoke says residents and team members will continue taking preventative measures and following guidelines from the CDC, which includes wearing appropriate PPE, screening team members, social distancing, and restricting visitation to the facility.

Pinnacle Living, the operators of Hermitage Roanoke, says they are not currently requiring team members or residents to get the vaccine, but they are strongly encouraging everyone to get it.

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