Team members and residents at a Framlingham care home have been celebrating after they became one of the first homes in the area to receive Covid-19 vaccinations for almost everyone living in the home.
With the support of Framlingham Medical Practice, the vast majority of residents at Care UK’s Mills Meadow, on Fore Street, were given the first dose of the vaccination.
One of the first residents in the queue for the vaccination was Jean Scriven, who said: “I was pleased to have the vaccine, as I now feel safer. It’s great to be one step closer to seeing my family face to face again.”
Rebecca Calver, Home Manager at Mills Meadow, said: “We are so pleased that residents in our home have had the vaccination. I would like to offer my thanks to the NHS team at Framlingham Medical Practice. They were incredibly efficient, friendly, and made sure everything went smoothly, which was much appreciated.
“This is the first step towards getting back to normal, and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the year. We’re looking forward to receiving our second dose of the vaccine as soon as we’re able.”
Care UK is keen to stress that the vaccine doesn’t provide full protection against the virus so its teams will continue to follow their stringent infection control measures including regular deep cleaning, regular testing, the use of masks and other PPE, social distancing, air purifiers and temperature checks to keep everyone safe.
Mills Meadow is a care home designed to deliver the very best standards of care, and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home offers a range of services including residential care, specialist dementia care and respite care. Mills Meadow also runs a day club, which offers older people living independently in the community the chance to make new friends and take part in enjoyable activities.
To find out more about Mills Meadow, call Home Manager, Rebecca Calver, on 0330 127 8375, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more general information, please visit careuk.com/millls-meadow
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