26 Jan COVID-19 Vaccines at New Hope
On New Years Eve, New Hope received the notification that we had been waiting for – New Hope’s essential caregivers were officially eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccines! We quickly got the word out to those associates deemed eligible to receive the vaccine and they began scheduling their appointments as soon as January 1st. New Hope of Indiana believes that the best and quickest way to end the pandemic is for the majority of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To help our associates make an informed decision, New Hope has provided a number of resources including a conversation with our Medical Director, Dr. Daniel Shull, in an organization-wide Town Hall. His words were reassuring and his expertise was appreciated.
Blessing Ugwuanyi (pictured), Day Services Team Leader, wanted more information before deciding to receive her vaccine. She said, “Dr. Shull’s explanation really helped me. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to get the vaccination, but after he explained that the vaccine isn’t made with a live virus I decided to sign up.”
While our caregivers continue to receive their vaccines, the individuals we serve are next in line. As soon as the vaccine supply is replenished in Indiana, New Hope’s own nurses will distribute the vaccine to individuals living in congregate settings followed by the other individuals we serve. While we know that the hard work isn’t quite over, we are so excited to finally see a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel!