**UPDATED: January 18, 2021
Legend Senior Living continues to press forward with COVID-19 vaccine clinics being scheduled in the buildings for residents and staff members. As of this writing, 38 of our 42 buildings will have their 1st vaccine dose clinic by the 1st week in February with some buildings already having had their 2nd dose clinics. As vaccine clinics are scheduled, the Residence Directors will be communicating with the Residents, Responsible Parties, and Staff the specific details related to the clinic. The clinics will be held on-site at the buildings with CVS being the administrator of the vaccine.
We have been informed by CVS that the manufacturer of the vaccine that will be administered is the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine which requires two doses, administered 21 days apart. If you have questions or concerns about taking the vaccine, please consult with your physician. The management team will be able to provide you with information about the vaccine from sources such as the CDC, but will not be able to guide you or your loved one’s decision about receiving the vaccination or declining to receive.
More information on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the below weblink.
To date, there has been no Federal or State order that has made receiving the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for either residents, associates, or visitors. We appreciate that it is an individual’s right to choose however, we respectively request that consideration is given to what has taken place over the last 10 months in Senior Living while you make your decision to receive the vaccine or if you are helping a loved one decide. Legend Senior Living has worked diligently to educate and provide information to associates and residents as well to help them make an informed decision about receiving the vaccine. We anticipate a high percentage of individuals participating in the opportunity to receive the vaccination during the early phases of the country’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
The management teams have been heroic in their efforts that last 10 months to say the least. We appreciate the many sacrifices they have made to provide care and services during a very trying time for our country. We also appreciate residents and families understanding as protocols have continually changed through this pandemic.
There have been questions already to what happens after vaccines are completed. Legend Senior Living will continue to operate with our COVID-19 protocols. As the associates and residents receive the vaccine, there will be a timeframe that the general population will be scheduled to receive the vaccine based on each individual state’s vaccination plan. With that in mind, we will continue to operate the community with the same level of protocols we have been using through the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to follow State, County, and City health orders related to COVID-19. That does include the states visitation orders. As those changes take place we will keep you informed for those changes.
Legend Senior Living will continue to inform you as updates are received. Please note that each state specific vaccination plan is very fluid and rapidly changing due to continued vaccine developments, manufacturing and distribution plans. We are continuing to monitor this information frequently and thank you in advance for your support and patience during this process.
President and CEO
The information being provided is for informational and reference purposes only and is based on cited sources as existing at the time of this correspondence. Available information may change at a future date and this information is only current as of the date this communication is made. This communication does not constitute medical, legal, or regulatory advice and is not a substitute for individualized assessment and treatment by an appropriate medical provider or consideration of other health authority guidance.