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Local Senior Community Has Success with the Covid-19 Vaccine

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AMARILLO, Texas - eTradeWire -- Park Central is a senior living facility in the heart of the Texas Panhandle. Our number one goal is to make sure all of our residents are safe and healthy. Through our partnership with CVS Pharmacy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and the City of Amarillo, we have been able to make a substantial impact in rapidly distributing the Covid-19 vaccine. We are pleased to announce that to date we have a 90.45% vaccination rate among residents in our buildings. This includes our independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, long-term care, and memory care.

Total Number of Vaccines Administered per Park Central Location:

Independent Living:

Park Place Towers: 97% vaccinated
The Continental: 93.8% vaccinated
Plemons Court: 79.6% vaccinated
The Talmage: 79.1% vaccinated

Assisted Living:

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The Moore: 92.2% vaccinated

Long-term Care:
The Ware: 91.5% vaccinated

Memory Care:
The Sycamore: 100% vaccinated

"The vaccines that are available have really been home-runs in the ability to prevent people from getting sick from Covid-19. These vaccines are able to give us a longer duration of immunity from the virus, compared to immunity after actually having the virus," said Dr. Todd Bell, Associate Professor, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. "It's a great and very effective vaccine, and has reduced bad outcomes from covid-related illnesses by ninety percent."

We are asking our local communities to join us in keeping our senior citizens safe by taking the Covid-19 vaccine. The City of Amarillo is offering free clinics to administer the Covid-19 vaccine. They are currently in phases 1A & 1B. To find out if you qualify and to see available dates and times, please visit the City's website at https://amarilloalerts.com/vaccine for more information.

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There is no better way to protect the greatest generation than by taking the vaccine to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in our communities.

For more information contact:

Karen Jeffers RN BSN CCM
Park Central Nurse Navigator

Park Central is a senior living facility offering a continuum of care from apartment homes, assisted living, long-term care, certified memory care, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. For more information visit https://www.parkcentral.org/.

Karen Jeffers

Source: Park Central
Filed Under: Health, COVID-19

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