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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

First Covid-19 vaccines administered 
to residents and staff at Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility
WARSAW — The first COVID-19 vaccinations were given Monday, Dec. 21st to staff and residents at the Wyoming County Skilled Nursing Facility. A total of 82 staff members received the Pfizer vaccine, said Nursing Home Administrator Dawn James of the SNF.
Courtesy of the Wyoming County Community
Health System Nursing Home Administrator 
Dawn James receives her first dose of
COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Dec. 21st.
A total of 88 percent of SNF residents
were vaccinated, along with staff.

The vaccine was likewise given to 118 SNF residents, making up 88 percent of those at the facility. The remaining 15 residents either declined to be vaccinated, weren’t feeling well, or were short-term only and preferred to wait for a vaccination later as part of the greater com-munity, James said. “Frontline” staff in the Wyoming County Community Health System are currently being vaccinated, she said. 

Full allotments are being determined and the vaccination schedule will be ongoing, hospital officials said. All residents and staff who received their initial dose of the vaccine on Dec. 21st will get the second dose on Jan. 11th, James said.
Courtesy: Provided by WCSNF

“All residents that have not received any vaccine, and all remaining staff that want the vaccine will also receive it on Jan. 11,” she said. “On Feb. 1, those who received their first vaccine on Jan. 11 will receive their second dose of the vaccine. Pfizer requires three weeks between doses and Moderna requires four weeks between doses,” she continued. “You have to receive the same kind of first and second doses.” No active COVID-19 cases were among SNF residents as of Tuesday.

Chairwoman Rebecca Ryan of the county’s Board of Supervisors said on Monday that the first vaccine doses were expected to arrive this week. After the long-term care residents and staff, EMS workers, other health care workers, coroners and medical examiners are slated to receive the next doses. County residents will be updated as more information about vaccine availability becomes available, she said.

The Finger Lakes region — which includes Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming and Livingston counties — received 42,200 doses of the state’s initial COVID vaccine shipments earlier last month.

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