COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Residents and employees of all Capital Senior Living independent living, assisted living and memory care communities are included in Group 1A and will be in the first wave of vaccinations.

Our plan

As part of the CDC’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, Capital Senior Living will utilize its partnership with CVS Health to administer no-cost, on-site vaccines in each of our communities.

CVS Health will schedule on-site clinics beginning late December. Details can be found on each community website.

Learn more about our COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Timing

The residents and staff at our communities are in Group 1A and will be among the first in the country to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations will begin as soon as late December and will operate seven days a week. The vaccine requires two doses, with the second coming 21 days after the first.

Logisitics

COVID-19 vaccines will be available to residents and staff in our communities. CVS Health will provide the trained personnel and supplies to administer the vaccine as well as manage logistics to ship and store the vaccine, per manufacturer requirements.

Coordination

CVS Health has assisted with our annual flu clinics for the past several years, and we are pleased to be partnering with them on this initiative. Our employees will be supporting CVS personnel to help ensure the process is as seamless and smooth as possible for our residents. Your community will be reaching out soon to announce the clinic dates and the process for getting your vaccination.

We are pleased that the senior living sector and our communities in particular are prioritized for the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Our comprehensive approach to fighting COVID-19 and the hard work and dedication of our community staff has kept resident safety and well-being at the forefront of all we do. Kimberly S. Lody, President and CEO

Frequently asked questions

Will I get sick from COVID-19 by getting the vaccine?

No. Per the CDC, none of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. You will not get sick or test positive for COVID-19 by receiving the vaccine.

Are there any known side effects from the vaccine?

There may be side effects to the vaccine, such as pain, swelling and headaches up to 36 hours after being vaccinated.

How many shots of COVID-19 vaccine are needed?

At this time, Capital Senior Living is using the vaccines provided by Pfizer and/or Moderna. Each of these vaccines require 2 shots, spaced apart.

Will masks and social distancing still be necessary?

We will still need to wear masks and practice physical distancing until a large proportion of the population is vaccinated and we are sure the vaccine provides long-term protection. Initially, we will not have enough vaccines for everyone who wants one, and the virus will still be transmitted.

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