'I'm very excited:' vaccinations underway at Orland assisted living facility

This week, nearly 50 people received one of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at an Orland assisted living facility.

Posted: Jan 15, 2021 9:31 AM
Updated: Jan 15, 2021 9:56 AM

ORLAND, Calif. - On Wednesday nearly 50 people received one of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at an Orland assisted living facility.

One by one - people at Orland WestHaven rolled up their sleeves and took the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

The first ones allowed to take the shot? Residents, prospective residents and key service providers over the age of 65.

It is a new on-site pharmacy clinic with CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens with a priority given to the people just mentioned. People had to complete a "vaccine administration record" before handing it over to the clinic workers.

For many, this is just the first step for society to go back to normal.

"I'm very excited about it because we have been home and we're outgoing people. we will be able to go out and maybe do more things," said Margaret Edmondson, one of the recipients of the vaccine.

Beyond residents and staff, Glenn County Public Health gave WestHaven the greenlight for ministry partners and family members to also receive the vaccine.

The clinic continues on January 22, February 3, and February 12. 

In addition to the vaccines - checks were handed out to at least 34 employees for all their hard work during the pandemic.

Some of them were dressed up as superheroes - that's because the money comes from the "Heroes Fund" at least $15,000 was donated from the community.

Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in your area.

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