COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
MCH employees should return the completed vaccine consent forms to their supervisors by Wednesday, December 23.
Residents or their representatives should return the completed consent forms to their Social Worker by Wednesday, December 23.
FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THIS PAGE
A Message from Alyssa Tallo, MCH Executive Director
Monroe Community Hospital (MCH) is making necessary preparations for the COVID-19 vaccine that will be available to Long-Term Care (LTC) residents and staff. Through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program, we have partnered with CVS Pharmacy to provide the vaccine through a series of clinics conducted at the facility. We have received notification from CVS that the tentative dates for our first two clinics will occur during the first and last week of January 2021. Participation in the vaccination series will be voluntary and provided free of charge to residents and staff members of nursing homes.
The COVID-19 vaccination program will require MCH to receive consent from all residents who wish to participate in the vaccination program. We will be contacting all residents or representatives soon to obtain consent to receive the vaccine. Since the vaccine series will require two separate doses, MCH will need to obtain consent for each dose.
We encourage residents and resident representatives to view our website for additional information and resources on the COVID-19 vaccine. We will continue to update our website with information as we receive it.
Please know that the safety and well-being of our staff and residents has been and will remain our top priority. We are confident that the worldwide, unprecedented scientific achievement of these COVID-19 vaccines will eventually enable to us enjoy life with our loved ones again. We look forward to doing our part in this effort by getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and hope you will join us.
Alyssa Tallo PT, DPT, LNHA
Executive Health Director
An Important Message From the MCH Medical Director
Downloadable Vaccine Consent Forms and Information Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Q: Will MCH residents have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
A: Yes. All MCH residents will be offered the opportunity to receive the vaccine when it becomes available. MCH will require that residents or their representatives provide consent to participate in the program.
Q: When will I need to submit the consent forms?
A: All MCH employees should return the completed vaccine consent forms to their supervisors by Wednesday, December 23rd. Residents or their representatives should return the completed consent forms to their Social Worker by Wednesday, December 23rd.
Q: Is it required for all residents to receive the vaccine?
A: No, the vaccine is not mandatory, but highly recommended if you are eligible to take it.
Q: I have heard that you have to get two doses. Is that correct?
A: Yes. The vaccine requires 2 doses, 21 days apart.
Q: Is the vaccine safe?
A: The vaccine has been tested on thousands of people, and there were no serious safety concerns.
Q: When will the vaccine be available if I want it?
A: MCH has received notification that the tentative dates for our first two clinics will occur during the first and last week of January 2021.
Q: Who will be administering the vaccine at MCH?
A: Through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program, MCH has partnered with CVS Pharmacy to provide the vaccine through a series of clinics conducted at the facility.
Q: Where will staff and residents receive the vaccine?
A: MCH residents will be eligible to receive the first dose of the vaccine at the beginning of January at MCH.
Approximately one-third of our staff will be eligible to receive the vaccine at MCH. The other two thirds will be eligible toward the end of January at a regional hub site.
Q: If I already had COVID, do I need the vaccine?
A: Yes, the CDC recommends you get vaccinated, because we don’t know how long your natural immunity will last.
Q: Who do I talk to if I have questions about the vaccine?
A: Please utilize the resources on this page or contact your Primary Care Physician.