MOUNT VERNON (March 4, 2021) – In the Fight Against COVID-19, Wartburg has Reached Another Milestone – its First State-Sponsored Vaccinations. Mr. Trevor Hall, a Licensed Practical Nurse and employee of Wartburg’s Nursing Home was the first to receive his first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine through state-sponsored program on Thursday.
It was late December when the first shipments of the vaccine arrived on the campus and were offered to all nursing home residents and one-third of the staff. To-date the organization has had very good participation rates. To the extent that New York now has made the vaccine available on an ongoing basis, Wartburg will continue to work with the staff to increase the numbers of those vaccinated.
The COVID-19 vaccine is dispensed at no cost and is not mandatory, although public health officials believe it is healthcare workers’ best defense against the deadly virus. “The fact that both the Federal and State governments prioritized nursing homes and adult care facilities helps us feel as if we matter, and the work we do matters…for the first time during this pandemic we are a priority,” said Dr. David J. Gentner, Wartburg’s President.
“I’ve worked at Wartburg for 20 years and I’m happy to be vaccinated in an effort to protect myself, my patients, and my family against the COVID-19 virus,” said Mr. Hall.
Wartburg, located in Westchester County, NY, offers integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services. Unlike conventional retirement communities, Wartburg provides a wide range of services to both residents living on their beautiful 34-acre campus and people in their own homes. From independent, assisted living and award-winning nursing home care to inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, home care and adult day care services, their continuing care approach has earned them a trusted reputation. Wartburg also provides caregiver support at every stage with an array of options to find the level of care that considers the whole family. Wartburg was named one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State” by U.S. News & World Report for the 9th consecutive year in 2019.
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