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  • Writer's picturePayton VanVarick

HRC Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

On Friday, February 5th, the Human Resources Center partnered with CVS to vaccinate over 130 staff and consumers against the deadly COVID-19 virus. The vaccine clinic took place at HRC’s Main Building in Honesdale, PA where participants were assigned 5-minute time slots to be administered the first dose. Individuals were then monitored for 15 minutes in the facility and released with paperwork for the follow-up clinic. Cottage Hose Ambulance Corps of Carbondale, PA volunteered their services and were onsite for the entirety of the event as a safety precaution, though they were not needed at any point. The event was an overwhelming success and all parties are slated to return to HRC Main Building by the end of the month for the second and final dose.

Vaccinated HRC staff include many frontline workers whose job responsibilities put them at risk during the pandemic. Direct support staff faced significant threat as they continued hands-on care throughout the height of the outbreak, especially those providing services in HRC’s community home settings. HRC is incredibly grateful to offer the opportunity to be vaccinated to our frontline staff, who remained the pillar of strength in our community during such uncertain times. Their dedication to the residents and selfless commitment to serving HRC consumers did not come without sacrifice.

Overall, the HRC vaccine clinic went smoothly and with no incident. The success of the event can be attributed to the organization of the event, spearheaded by HRC HR Director, Jeff Lesek, and HRC Registered Nurse, Megan Blowers, along with the monumental support of CVS staff who administered the vaccines in a timely and most efficient manner. HRC would like to thank all those who participated in the event, including recipients of the vaccine, CVS staff, HRC staff, and of course, emergency personnel who ensured the safety of all those in attendance. It is expected that the follow-up clinic occurring Friday, February 26th at HRC Main Building will be equally favorable.

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