As Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine makes its way around the U.S., a New Hyde Park nursing home announced it has started to inoculate its residents, patients and staff on Monday, Dec. 21.
The Parker Jewish Institute, which houses around 360 patients and residents, is partnering with Walgreens to administer the vaccine to its residents and those in its care.
“We are extremely optimistic about the vaccine, said Michael N. Rosenblut, the facility’s CEO and president. “We are confident that the vaccine, with its efficacy rate of 95 percent, will mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable population. The COVID-19 vaccine offers a ray of hope in that it may enable families to finally reunite in-person.”