COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (January 15, 2021)--UMC is pleased that New Jersey has made the right decision and included long-term care residents and staff as a top priority for vaccination in our state. While the vaccine is not a panacea, it is an important step towards making our community healthy and safe. After ten long months, it is a ray of hope for many of our residents.
UMC at Collingswood: After getting the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine, a United Methodist Communities resident, proudly wears a sticker saying, “COVID-19 Vaccine Hero!” Walgreens pharmacists administered the first COVID-19 vaccine to each healthcare (skilled nursing) resident at the senior retirement campus. A total of 119 associates and residents will get their second Pfizer shot on February 2, 2021. Consistent with achieving maximum health and safety, assisted living associates and residents will follow on January 16.
UMC at Collingswood vaccine administration: Walgreens Pharmacy staff arrived at United Methodist Communities at Collingswood, a senior retirement campus, to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. The team traveled room to room giving shots to healthcare (skilled nursing) residents. They set up a clinic area where healthcare associates also received their first Pfizer vaccine. Walgreens will return on February 2, 2021 to administer the second shot.