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Yesterday marked the first day of COVID-19 vaccinations being administered at both the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (LCCNR) and Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH) vaccination clinics.
The first of three vaccination clinics at LCCNR was open to both residents and staff. “The vast majority – over 90% – of our resident population elected to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” stated Stephen Woodruff, LCCNR’s Director of Long-Term Care. Future clinics for LCCNR residents and staff will be held on January 27, 2020 and February 17, 2020.
Woodruff continued, “While vaccination is, of course, noncompulsory, we nevertheless have worked with our partner, Health Direct, to assure the availability of vaccine for 100% of both staff and resident populations.”
At this time, LCDOH is only vaccinating those prioritized in Phase 1A of the New York State Vaccination Program, including:
· All outpatient/ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care, or other staff in a position in which they have direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
· All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, those handling COVID-19 lab specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations;
· Home care workers and aides, hospice workers, personal care aides, and consumer-directed personal care workers; and
· Staff and residents of nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and adult care facilities.
LCDOH’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics are held Mondays – Fridays, 11AM – 2PM at 1 Murray Hill Drive in Mount Morris. To schedule an appointment for Phase 1A, visit the Livingston County COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage. YOU MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT. NO WALK-INS.
“The initial rollout at our clinic yesterday went very smoothly, and appointment slots for future clinics are filling up quickly” said Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County’s Public Health Director. “As we advance through the phased rollout, we strongly encourage Livingston County residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as they become eligible. In addition to wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining distance, getting vaccinated will help our community stay healthy and safe.”
If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, please call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms. If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, please call LCDOH at 585-243-7270. Call 1-877-280-6775 if you would like general information on COVID-19 or to learn how to volunteer. Livingston County Mental Health has created a help line for community members who need someone to talk to during these stressful times. This is a free and confidential service. Please call 585-243-7251, Monday – Friday from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. For COVID-19 information, please visit Livingston County’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage and join us on Facebook, Twitter and our YouTube channel.