Staff/Resident Covid19 Vaccine Clinics





We just got the green light that our Covid19 Vaccine Clinic has been SCHEDULED and is happening this Sunday 1/3 starting at 11:00am for all staff and for our residents!!!


As a thank you to all staff that have stepped up to be a vaccine hero Kris Lange, Owner will be giving each of you $150 for your 1st dose and another $100 for getting your 2nd dose as a thank you for doing what's needed and being a vaccine hero. This is one major step towards nursing homes reopening and we are so proud of our vaccine heroes both resident and staff members that have stepped up to say "YES" to receiving the vaccine. As of today between residents and staff we have over 90% of our community confirmed and ready to receive the vaccine which is a testament to the hard work you are doing in ensuring everyone stays safe and healthy.


Starting tomorrow 1/1/2021 Danyel, Shane, or Jeremy will be calling each staff member to lock in your time slot for Sunday so stay tuned and will see you Sunday!



1/3/2021 Update

Covid Vaccine clinic today for staff and residents was a HUGE success and we are so very proud of our vaccine hero's that stepped up and spent a couple hours today with us doing vaccine clinic for the residents and staff. We had amazing pharmacists from Walgreens named Kim and Terese which we hope will be the same ones again in 21 days on 1/24/2021 when we have our 2nd vaccine clinic for dose 2 of Pfizer.


Both the Pfizer and Moderna come in a series of 2 doses. The Pfizer vaccine's 2nd dose is administered on day 21 and the Moderna vaccine's 2nd dose is administered on day 28. Both Pfizer and Moderna have been approved through an EUA here in the United States and are thrilled to be able to offer this vaccine to our residents and staff.


By receiving the covid19 vaccine this DOES NOT mean that you should stop wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, etc but it does mean that this is one major step forward for the U.S. in our fight against covid 19 and a major step forward towards getting loved ones back into long term care facilities to hug their loved ones and for life to start getting a little bit more normal again. This will still take time as more and more groups receive their covid 19 vaccine and protocols/policies by governing agencies adapt so we want to thank you for your patience as we all fight for the same goal.


We want to again say THANK YOU to our vaccine hero's that have stepped up to help fight this pandemic and THANK YOU for doing what's right in protecting loved ones both here in the nursing home and within your communities.


With Love,

Your Caring Acres Family

"Where Caring Never Grows Old"




1/24/2021 Update

Big SHOUT OUT to everyone that made it to our 2nd Covid19 Vaccine clinic this past Sunday 1/24. It was another successful day for not only residents but also the staff as we all receive our final vaccine dose.


As Iowa moves into Phase 1b starting February 1st we wanted to take this opportunity and provide a direct link for vaccine information in Iowa. We also know there has been miscommunication regarding vaccines and who is eligible to receive them and when. 1b release includes multiple tiers of groups but we want to highlight ANYONE over the age of 65 is eligible to receive their vaccine during any tier through your local participating pharmacy, clinics, and public health offices.


The team at Caring Acres has also setup a dedicated Covid19 Vaccine email address as a way for you to reach us regarding covid19 vaccine questions. Our team continues to be dedicated in keeping all our members informed and will provide you with the most recent information and resources as we all work as one in fighting this pandemic together. Reach us at: Vaccine@CaringAcres.com

https://idph.iowa.gov/.../Vaccine/Information-for-the-Public


With Love,

Your Caring Acres Family

"Where Caring Never Grows Old"



Update 9/1/2021

As the CDC evaluates the need for a Covid19 vaccine booster our team is watching very closely to ensure we continue to keep our community and residents healthy against all infectious diseases including the coronavirus. Currently less than 3% of all Americans are encouraged to get the booster as the FDA & CDC evaluate the authorization and the fully approved vaccine and availability for everyone else. The next meeting for them will be held on 9/15/2021 to develop these recommendations.


Pending approval by both entities, it is likely that all individuals who have been vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be recommended to receive a booster shot eight months after the second dose. The recommended timeframe will be confirmed by the FDA and ACIP, but HHS is preparing for a timeframe of eight months after receipt of the final dose. Right now, individuals who have received the J&J/Janssen vaccine are not recommended to get a third shot or an additional shot for the immunocompromised


Currently, a booster is given at a specific timeframe based on evident that shows immunity is fading. This dose is NOT considered a part of the primary series. The additional dose for the immunocompromises is being recommended due to evident that the initial immune response in these individuals was not adequate. The advisory committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviewed data that indicated that individuals with moderate to severe immunosuppression do not create an adequate immune response after the initial two-dose series of the Pfizer and Moderna, and as a result, it is recommending a third dose, as part of the primary series, at least 28 days after completion of the first two doses. Currently, the definition of fully vaccinated remains as two weeks after completion of the series (one or two doses). General information from CDC on vaccines is available through their website.


Again, at this time these are strictly recommendations that our team is monitoring closely with the agencies as they work through their process and in the event approval is given we are prepared to work with families as we have previously to get these vaccines administered. Caring Acres is one of a handful of nursing homes in the State of Iowa and the only nursing home in Cass County that have a provider agreement on file and approved with the State to safely store and delivery vaccines.


With Love,

Your Caring Acres Family

"Where Caring Never Grows Old"



11/2/2021

ALL BOOSTERS ARE COMPLETE with another 100% participation! This was the final booster clinic which included those that received Moderna and J&J vaccines initially. Those that originally received the Pfizer vaccine have already received their boosters. We are so proud of the work our team is doing in the fight to keep the residents, staff, and community healthy. As of 11/2/21 we have also increased our vaccination rate for staff from 89% up to 93% Staff Vaccination Rate and maintained our 100% Resident Vaccination Rate that we were able to achieve from the begging when vaccines became available.


Big shoutout to the team members that stepped up this week and the new hires that rolled up their sleeves and got their vaccines. We will continue to be stronger together and with each rolled up sleeve it takes us even closer to the ultimate goal of achieving a 100% vaccination rate for all staff and residents. Also want to give another shout out to our partners at Cass County Public Health and their Director Beth for making the vaccine transfers from state supply so smooth for us and ensuring our team has everything needed to complete another successful vaccine clinic.


With Love,

Your Caring Acres Family

"Where Caring Never Grows Old"




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