Extended Care resident receives COVID-19 Vaccine
Colleen Jensen, a resident at Sidney Health Center Extended Care, had no doubt that she would get the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available to her and other residents. Jensen researched the safety and additional information about the different vaccines available and felt taking the vaccine would be safe and effective in the fight against the coronavirus.
Typically, Colleen shies away from social media, however, she informed Extended Care staff that not only would she get the vaccine, she wanted to be filmed and have her pictures taken when she received the vaccine so that she could share her experience with others on social media.
“I got the COVID-19 vaccine because I don’t want to get COVID and I don’t want to give it to somebody else,” stated Colleen. “I’d be devastated if I gave it to somebody else. I also wanted to show that it isn’t scary to get the shot.”
To date 299 employees at Sidney Health Center have been vaccinated along with 85.7% of the long-term care residents at Extended Care and The Lodge.
Recently, the Richland County Health Department announced that they are accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for those in Phase1B of the vaccination plan. The vaccination plan, as well as frequently asked questions relating to the COVID-19 vaccine, can be found on their website at http://www.richland.org/782/COVID-19-Vaccination-Plan. To schedule a vaccine appointment, call the health department at 406-433-2207.