April 27, 2021
According to a recent poll from the University of Michigan, only 58% of seniors in the country said that they were likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Whenever a new vaccine is developed, it’s natural to be a bit hesitant about it. However, learning more about what to expect from the COVID-19 vaccine process can help give you or your loved one peace of mind about this potentially life-saving procedure.
In this post, we’re going to break down some the common fears and misconceptions behind the COVID-19 vaccine. We’ll also take a look at how senior living communities like the ones at Franciscan Ministries are helping older adults stay ahead of COVID-19.
Many people are under the impression that the COVID-19 was rushed and therefore can’t be trusted. The truth is that the vaccine started getting worked on very early on in the pandemic. Plus, none of the vaccine developers skipped any steps in the same vaccine creation process that has been proven effective over the years.
While it’s true that the various COVID-19 vaccines have side effects, the majority of them do not last long and are not considered dangerous. The most common side-effect that has been reported from the COVID-19 vaccines is a sore arm, which is commonly caused by most vaccines. For added peace of mind, vaccination sites have made it a standard practice to monitor all patients after they receive the vaccine.
One of more uplifting moments in the current age of social distancing is how many senior living communities are stepping up to provide the COVID-19 vaccine for residents. Thanks to the hard work of senior living team members, residents are given the opportunity to have the vaccine brought right to their senior apartment door.
Senior living team members in many cases have received training on how to deliver the vaccine. It’s the same quality experience you’d get at the other vaccination sites in the greater community but with a more personal touch.
For example, the professional staff at Marian Village have made the vaccination process quick and efficient while keeping the comfort of residents as a top priority. See what residents at this Franciscan Ministries senior living community had to say about receiving the vaccine.
Since the early stages of the pandemic, Franciscan Ministries formed an internal task force to help ensure a healthy environment for all residents. This specialized team continues to manage all Franciscan Ministries communities through this pandemic and has direct involvement with the vaccine rollout.
Through the hard work of everyone on the task force and at the communities, we were able to provide vaccines for residents who needed it. Plus, our staff was in place to monitor residents to watch out for any potential side effects. It’s our goal to continue to provide each Franciscan Ministries resident with a safe and healthy environment to thrive in.
Franciscan Ministries has a collection of senior living communities that offer a wide variety of care services to help you or your loved one thrive. For more than a century, we’ve provided our residents with the highest quality care, service and social interaction, and this tradition is continuing through the pandemic.
Thanks to our special procedures and protocols in place for COVID-19, we’re able to help residents reach a higher of wellness while ensuring their safety. If you’re interested in seeing how residents at Franciscan Ministries are given more opportunities to celebrate life, contact us today.