8:34 PM 31st December 2020
Care Home Gets In-house Vaccine From Surgery
Residents at a Yorkshire care home got a New Year gift when their local surgery came to them to give them and their carers their Covid-19 vaccinations.
Dr James Coppack is seen giving resident Rosemary Marsh her injection, watched by Shannon Reed from Alba Rose and Cheryl Secker from the surgery.
A team from Pickering Medical Practice visited Alba Rose Care Home to give some of their residents and staff the vital injection.
Some of the home’s residents had their vaccinations two weeks ago when they went by minibus to the Pickering surgery. But the less agile residents were not able to get to the surgery - so the surgery came to them today.
Alba Rose is part of the Saint Cecilia’s Care Group. Its Managing Director Mike Padgham is grateful to the surgery for taking the initiative and visiting the home.
“I know it isn’t straightforward to store and transport the vaccine, so I am really grateful to the team from Pickering Medical Centre for coming out to Alba Rose today, they have really shown the way.
“We were concerned over how the remainder of the residents were going to get their vaccination as we know there are challenges in taking the vaccine into care and nursing homes,
“But thanks to the commitment of Dr Coppack and his team at the surgery those obstacles were overcome today, and all Alba Rose residents and staff have now had their first vaccination. We cannot thank them enough.”