BGRV COVID Vaccine Clinic is Among First in Maryland
Posted Tuesday, January 5, 2021
On December 23, Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center residents and staff from across the Brooke Grove Retirement Village campus stepped up to the plate for their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This cricial step toward prevention was made possible through a partnership with CVS Pharmacy, and the clinic was among the first to be offered in Maryland.
Phase 1 of Maryland's vaccine distribution program included hospitals, emergency medical services, healthcare workers and skilled nursig facility residents, and it is expected that other residents on campus will receive the vaccine early in the new year.
"Today is so important because we are actually getting the COVID-19 vaccine to nursing home residents, patients and staff - Marylanders who are most in need and most at risk," said Joe DeMattos, president and chief executive officer of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland. "We should all appreciate this new dawn and know that together, we will get through this."