Executive Director: Weekly COVID-19 Update February 4, 2021

We will be hosting the Clinic in the Stapeley Hall Rec Room.  Specific instructions are included in the following pages. Please dress appropriately; a short sleeve shirt is best so that the pharmacist can easily access your arm. Plan on which arm you wish to receive the vaccine.  If you choose to wear a sweater or long sleeve clothing, please be sure it has buttons or a zipper and can easily be removed.  We also suggest notifying your doctor that you will be receiving the vaccine so they are aware in the event you experience side effects. Additional information about side effects is included in the following pages.

Note all current protocols on community will continue until the majority of the community is fully vaccinated.  We are anticipating a calm, well organized vaccination clinic.  Please be patient and follow the provided instructions.  This is yet another step in the right direction!  We hope you all can rest a little easier tonight. 

Warmly,

Ken & the WEL Stapeley Team

WEL Stapeley Vaccination Clinic Directions

Sunday February 7th, 2021 11:00am to 5:00pm

Stapeley Hall Rec Room

1) Vaccinations will be given to Healthcare Residents at their bedside. They will be the first to receive the vaccination, starting at 11:00am

2) WEL Stapeley employees will then receive their vaccination.  

3) Personal Care staff will accompany personal care residents to the Rec Room for their vaccination. We plan to do Bridges first, more staff will be needed for supervision purposes. It would be nice if they would do Bridges on the unit.

4) A receptionist will call each Independent Care Resident 20 minutes prior to their vaccination appointment time. 

5) Please, Do Not come down to the Rec Room before you are called.  You will be asked to return to your apartment to wait for your call. 

6) Please keep the elevators and lobby clear for those residents coming down for the vaccine.  We will need to reopen elevator near the lobby for transportation purposes. Then shut down once we are done.

7) The Rec Room area will be roped off beginning late afternoon Friday February 5th so that we can set up for the clinic.

8) The Rec Room will have an area reserved to serve as a seating/holding area for the next group to receive the vaccine.

9) Paperwork will be reviewed, your temperature will be taken. You will be directed to table with a pharmacist and you will take a seat to be vaccinated.

10) After vaccination, you will be escorted to the Main Dining Room for wings snacks/drink and 15 minutes of observation.  You will then be invited to leave the observation area.   

11) Some mild discomfort, fever, chills, fatigue and headache can be expected post vaccination.  If you feel you are having a more severe reaction, please use your pendant to notify the Receptionist.

What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated Jan. 11, 2021 www.cdc.org

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Common side effects   

  • Pain and/or swelling on the arm where you got the shot
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Headache

Helpful tips

If you have pain or discomfort, talk to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot:

  • Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
  • Use or exercise your arm.

To reduce discomfort from fever:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Dress lightly.

When to call the doctor

In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:

  • If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours
  • If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days

Remember

  • Side effects may feel like flu and even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
  • The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine requires 2 shots in order for it to work. Get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get a second shot.
  • It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot.
  • Please continue to wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands

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