Pharmacists Mike Dickey and Debbie Anderson from Preston-Taylor Community Health Center partnered with Cortland Acres to issue the essential second vaccine dose on Jan. 6. Using Cortland’s 5,100-square-foot therapy gym to allow for social distancing, Cortland’s RN Melissa Harr and others administered 192 doses that morning, providing the final level of protection to residents and staff against the deadly virus.
Cortland Administrator Beth Clevenger receives her COVID vaccine with a smile. Data has shown that the vaccine starts working soon after the first dose and has an efficacy rate of 95% seven days after the second dose.
Physical Therapist Chrissy Beecher receives her second and final dose of the Pfizer vaccine. With Cortland residents, staff and other service providers opting to take the vaccine, hopes are high that we will soon see a marked decrease in community spread.
Cortland Acres was one of the first nursing homes in the State to receive the vaccine and inoculate their front line health care workers and vulnerable residents. Now getting the second and final dose, front line workers like Dr. Rader can continue the valuable work they do for West Virginians.