Vaccination Information & Updates
January 13, 2021
More than 400 residents and staff members received COVID-19 Vaccinations
One year ago, the country saw its first case of COVID-19 arrive on its shores. 52 weeks later, Crane’s Mill residents and staff were among the first recipients of an efficacious vaccine.
In partnership with CVS Pharmacy, Crane’s Mill brought vaccination clinics directly to the community during the week of January 10. Residents at all levels of care, including skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living, along with direct care and support staff, had the opportunity to receive their first dose of the much-anticipated vaccine.
In all, more than 400 people, including 98% of residents, chose to receive their vaccination. “We, along with the rest of the Crane’s Mill population, are extremely grateful for all your work to help protect us and to get us closer to returning back to a more normal life,” said one Crane’s Mill couple.
Residents have remained COVID-free since May, due in large part to the hard work and sacrifices of the community’s staff.
“We are grateful to our team members and residents who have religiously followed strict protocols and sacrificed holiday gatherings and time with family to assure our that our community remained COVID-free,” said Marina Ferrer, Vice President & Executive Director of Crane’s Mill. “We were fortunate that we were able to obtain sufficient PPE early on, and were completely prepared when the virus hit northern New Jersey.”
Clinics at the community resume in three weeks, when recipients will complete the two-part vaccine series.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
There’s been much anticipation, and many questions circulating, since news that New Jersey is ready to begin distributing the FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health has set forth a vaccination plan that includes various phases of distribution.
We are pleased to announce that the first round (CDC Phase 1A) of vaccinations at Crane’s Mill will take place as follows:
Skilled Nursing – Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 10a – 4P
Assisted Living and Memory Care – Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 10a – 4p
Independent Living – Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 10a – 4P
Prioritization of distribution has been determined by the state, as per its vaccination plan. For Crane’s Mill, this includes all staff members and our most vulnerable population of residents in our skilled nursing level of care.
Vaccinations will be distributed through our partnership with CVS Pharmacy and administered by a licensed professional at Crane’s Mill. All designated individuals will receive the vaccination free of charge. For those who receive this first dose on January 10th, the second dose date is scheduled for Sunday, January 31st.
The health and safety of our residents and staff is, and will continue to be, our highest priority. As we implement this next layer of prevention and protection, we will not let our guard down. We will continue to follow the same strict protocols and procedures we have already established to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you or your family have concerns regarding the vaccination, it’s important to refer to a credible internet source for reliable, up-to-date information. Educating yourself about the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to understand its benefits and prepare for vaccination. By taking time to review important facts, you’ll be better prepared to make an informed decision, when the time comes.
We are hopeful the vaccination will be a step towards eradicating this devastating disease. As we receive additional information regarding the next phase of vaccinations and the individuals included in that phase, we will provide updates on this page.
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