Covid-19 Vaccine & Visitation Update from Nye Health Services VP of Operations, Kristin Harris
Thank you to our residents, family members, and team members for your continued support and patience as we navigate the ever-changing information related to Covid-19 management. We are nearing a year that we have been fighting this battle and the restrictions on visitation for our residents. Within the past few weeks, we have experienced a renewed energy amongst our residents and team members while receiving their Covid-19 vaccines. We are thankful to report we have completed all of our first and second vaccine clinics and are in the process of awaiting the third and final clinic date for anyone who attended the second clinic for their initial vaccine.
To those of you who have received your Covid-19 vaccine, thank you! You are part of the solution to this global pandemic. We appreciate your continued support to keep our community safe and healthy.
As we go back to our lives with the new vaccines on board, it is important to remember the following facts.
Information about your vaccination:
- You must get two doses to attain the full effect of the vaccine.
- It takes a few weeks after the second dose to build immunity.
- The vaccine protects most people from getting ill or sick and becoming hospitalized, but it is still possible that you could carry the virus and be contagious to others.
- We are still learning how long immunity will last with this vaccine.
Other information about the vaccination process:
- Although people have begun to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, experts say we’re still facing a long road with the virus.
- Please expect many restrictions to remain in place for some time as we all work together to reduce COVID-19 transmission.
- It will take a long time for the vaccine to make a big difference while the pandemic persists.
- We need to see a large portion of the population get the vaccine- remember the long-term care staff and residents were the first to receive it in a 4–6-month long line.
- COVID visitation and testing policies in all medical facilities, including long term care and assisted living, may stay the same for many months as researchers continue to learn more about the vaccine and the immunity gained from it.
As we continue to learn, we continue to improve and modify. We are committed to living our mission and creating an environment where “People Live & Work Happy Here.”
If you have questions, please contact the campus administration directly or send your questions to our COVID email: email@example.com.