S. Setauket, NY…February 2, 2021…
Jefferson’s Ferry, a not-for-profit Life Plan Community for active adults 62 years and above recently expanded its COVID vaccination program to include residents living in the community’s Independent Living cottages and apartments and employees responsible for maintaining Independent Living residences, facilities and grounds. Eligible residents and employees received the first of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine January 27 and January 28 at an appointment-only clinic held at the Jefferson’s Ferry Community Center. The second dose will be administered February 17 and February 18.
Vaccination of skilled nursing residents and staff in the Vincent Bove Health Center at Jefferson’s Ferry has been completed as has the first vaccination dose for assisted living residents and staff.
“We simply couldn’t be happier than to be able to provide this critical vaccine to our community,” said Jefferson Ferry President and CEO Bob Caulfield, who was among those who received a first dose of the vaccine during this most recent clinic. “We are excited about what the vaccine has to offer in health and in reestablishing normalcy within our community. We are looking forward to the coming days when everyone is able to comfortably get together with family and friends.”
“The vaccine clinic represents an important milestone for our residents and staff,” said Linda Kolakowski, vice president of resident life at Jefferson’s Ferry. “Without exception, everyone has demonstrated remarkable resilience and positivity throughout the pandemic, maintaining an unfaltering community spirit as we worked together to follow safety protocols and adopted new ways to embrace friendship and togetherness. The anticipation to celebrate safely as a community is palpable.”
“The timing of the vaccine program coincides with coming of spring, and the anticipated debut of some exciting new dining destinations at Jefferson’s Ferry that are sure to be popular,`” continued Caulfield. “Our Journey to Renewal expansion and renovation, which is well underway, will be ready to unveil some new amenities, and these eateries are among them. We have so much to celebrate and be grateful for. This vaccine clinic is the next step to back to the peace of mind that is a hallmark of the Jefferson’s Ferry lifestyle.”
The Jefferson’s Ferry vaccination program is being conducted with CVS Pharmacy through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program.