Vaccinations at Gracedale Continue

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Residents and employees at Gracedale Nursing Home continue to receive distributions of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. So far, 32.2% of staff and 57.3% of the residents have received the first dose of the vaccine

 

“The distribution process is slower than we’d like, but it’s great to see more employees and so many residents getting vaccinated,” says Lamont McClure. “The sooner we can break the cycle of transmission, the sooner our residents can see their friends and family in-person again.”

 

Additional vaccination distributions at Gracedale are scheduled through February.

 

As of January 9, 2021, 246 personnel at Gracedale have received the first of two inoculations; 202 of those are County employees who are eligible for the $750 incentive.

 

 On December 17, 2020, County Council approved Resolution 164-2020 authorizing a $750 incentive for Gracedale employees who get the vaccine. The money comes from residual CARES Act funding to address infection control in nursing homes.

 

Information provided to TVL by:
Becky Bartlett
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042
https://www.northamptoncounty.org/