Latest Vaccine Information
Vaccine Fact or Fiction Video – 2021
All of the COVID and vaccine information can be confusing. On December 15, 2021, Jill Vitale-Aussem, President and CEO of Clermont Park’s parent organization, Christian Living Communities, hosted a Facebook live event with two clinical experts, CLC Medical Director Dr. Erick Gomer, MD, and VP of Clinical and Compliance Pat McBride, RN, BSN, MSN. During their conversation, they separated out the facts and fiction about the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccines, and boosters, and shared what we are doing to balance health and happiness in our communities.
As of June 18, 2021, Clermont Park’s combined resident and team member vaccination rate is 92%.
A full and bustling dining room with laughter rising above the clank of silverware. A life-enrichment outing with every seat on the bus filled. A daughter having a quiet afternoon tea time with her mom. These are all things we long to hear and see in our community. As vaccination rates continue to improve we are working towards a phased re-opening to our community, to get back to pre-pandemic life, but with health and safety in mind.
At Clermont Park, we have a combined resident and team member vaccination rate of 94%.
As we await more direction from our federally and state-regulated neighborhoods of assisted living and skilled nursing, our clinical and operational teams have outlined how we can safely re-open our residential living (independent living) neighborhoods. Our approach continues to be a balance between health and happiness. We are committed to following best practices and proven virus mitigation protocols while expanding community life when it is safe to do so.
This grid is broken into an early phase three and a late phase three opening plan. As you can see at the top, everything depends on the combined vaccination rate of the community. Our community is working towards this plan, we have already made some changes in some areas. It may take us a little bit longer in other areas. Our commitment is to reach full re-opening of our community within the same standards as our surrounding community. We will do so cautiously as the health and well-being of everyone who lives and works at Clermont Park are paramount. As is spreading more joy and a return to normalcy for our vibrant community afforded us with our increasing vaccination rate. For more information about a specific area of interest, give us a call at (720) 545-1724.
Vaccine Clinic & Consents
Our second dose clinic for those associated with the Health Suites and Assisted Living neighborhoods will be held on Monday, January 25th. This may be the last chance for vaccinations through our community for those associated with these neighborhoods, we do not believe first doses will be available at the third clinic.
Our first dose clinic for residential living will be Tuesday, January 26th. If you still need to submit your consent form, please go to the website, www.ClermontPark.org, click on the COVID-19 tab and then latest vaccine information. Please email your form to the following:
- Kiley Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org the Health Suites
- Rebecca Miller,email@example.com for anyone living in residential living
- For assisted living and memory support neighborhoods the nurses will contact families
Residential Living Vaccine Clinic Date
Wednesday, January 26th
Second Assisted, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing Vaccine Clinic Date
Tuesday, January 25th
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
We are thrilled to share the good news with you that our Walgreens Pharmacy partner has set our first COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic where we will receive the Pfizer vaccine.
We have a meeting with the pharmacy on December 23rd to work out the details, including which levels of living will be included in this first clinic. Right now, we are anticipating inoculations for residents and team members of the Health Suites, but we are advocating for the entire community to receive the vaccine at the same time, however we must be prepared for clinics to come in phases. We will let you know more once we have details.
In the meantime, we now need everyone’s cooperation to be ready for this and future clinics as we want to get everyone in our community vaccinated for the safety and well-being of everyone who lives and works here. There will be a total of three clinics in each community. This ensures we can serve everyone who wants to receive a vaccination and stagger the vaccination schedule.
We encourage everyone in our community to get the vaccine. We must reach a “herd immunity” both within our senior living community and in the broader community we are located for life to eventually return to normal.
- The vaccine will begin to provide you protection about two weeks after your second vaccination.
- If you are vaccinated, you are being a good neighbor and protecting others by getting the vaccine.
- The more quickly we all are vaccinated, the faster we can begin to loosen restrictions and connect in person with each other again.
- Until we reach a high percentage vaccination rate, we will all still need to continue wearing masks, socially distancing, and washing our hands.
Many of you are eager to get the vaccine and put an end to this pandemic. Safety is top priority for not only our community but also for all of the scientists and health experts working on the vaccination effort. Like any vaccine, there may be minor side effects such as soreness, achiness, and potentially low-grade fever. A small number of people experience more series side effects, but the percentages are low, and typically related to history of anaphylactic allergic reactions. We have a lot of useful information on our website and links to scientifically proven data. Please take the time to learn more about the vaccine.
In this packet of information we have provided you the following:
- A Frequently Asked Question document provided by the American Medical Director Association (AMDA)
- The Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine information sheet (both just in case for future clinics)
- A flyer about the myths and facts of the vaccine
- The Walgreens consent form that must be filled out for every resident and team member. There is a responsible party consent form for applicable family members. If you have already filled one out, no need to do it again. If you still need to sign a consent form please send to the following people:
Please get ready now. We will need a current copy of each resident and employee insurance card. If you do not have one, please get one. The vaccine is free, however insurance may be charged for supplies and injection administration. If you do not have insurance, you will not be charged.
We are excited about this good news. We hope you are too!
COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Plans
Find our latest information on the vaccine here.
Frequently Asked Questions | 12.3.20
This Frequently Asked Questions document is intended to give information to residents, families, team members, and the general community regarding the status of rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine in our communities. Information is changing daily. There are times the federal directive and state directives are different. Christian Living Communities (CLC) – Cappella Living Solutions is committed to providing accurate information as timely as possible. This document will be updated and available as changes warrant. For vaccine-specific information, we request the CDC documents be shared.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has prioritized older adults and people working in Long-Term Care to be part of the first-tier to receive the vaccine. Will my loved one’s Community be included?
All CLC-Cappella communities are registered with the Pharmacy Partnership for Long Term Care Initiative to be part of the vaccine’s first-tier distribution. At the moment, we believe this will include team members and residents of skilled nursing and assisted living communities. We are waiting to hear if residential (independent) living residents/team members will also be included in the first-tier distribution.
Where does the vaccine approval currently stand
Now that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been approved, the federal government has begun distribution to the states for inoculations. Each state will then set a state-specific timeline and process for vaccine distribution and administration. We anticipate all of the states we support will follow the CDC tier guidelines for prioritizing who will receive the vaccine first.
Once the states get the vaccine, how will it be distributed to Long-Term Care?
These are some of the details still being worked out. At this point, because all of our communities are registered in the federal pharmacy partnership, we will receive the vaccine through either CVS or Walgreens pharmacy or both. We anticipate the pharmacy teams coming to our communities to administer the vaccines to residents, working closely with our clinical teams. We are awaiting more details regarding team member vaccination.
How will the vaccine be rolled out in our Community?
We will begin by educating residents, families, and team members. The CDC has provided some information sheets that will be distributed and posted on websites to answer questions specifically around vaccine development, safety, and why getting the vaccine is beneficial. We will work with our assigned pharmacy, who will store, distribute, administered the vaccine. We anticipate the pharmacy will set up clinic dates and times for resident vaccinations. The pharmacies will also document and report our vaccine administration progress.
Once residents and team members are vaccinated, will restrictions be lifted?
Not immediately, but that is the goal. It will take time for the two-step vaccine process to be fully implemented therefore, we will still need to wear masks, socially distance, and follow clinical protocols until the Community and the surrounding cities and towns reach a majority of people being vaccinated. It takes up to two weeks after the second dose of the vaccine for each person to benefit from its protection.
What if my loved one or a team member refuses to be vaccinated?
The CLC-Cappella team is working to determine what options if any, will be offered to those refusing the vaccination. We will share more information when it’s available.
For vaccine-specific questions, please refer to the CDC handouts.
All residents and team members need to have their most current insurance cards. If you misplaced your insurance card please make sure you get a replacement card for yourself or your loved one as soon as possible, so the process moves forward as smoothly as possible.