14 January 2021
Vaccinations taking place across Anchor Hanover care homes
We are delighted that following the government’s announcement that care home residents and workers will be prioritised, COVID-19 vaccinations are well underway in our care homes.
All new residents will also be prioritised for a vaccination on moving in.
Our care colleagues and residents are receiving the vaccine, helping ensure they can keep safe and prevent the virus from spreading further.
We take the safety of our residents and colleagues very seriously and are doing everything we can to safeguard them from the virus.
We are working closely with Public Health England and local health teams to ensure all our colleagues and residents can receive the vaccine as quickly as possible.
Some of our residents and colleagues share their experiences
Joanna Brabham, a resident at Dawson Lodge care home in Southampton
Joanna is 97 and has been a resident at Dawson Lodge care home in Southampton since 2018.
She spends a lot of time reading the news and so has been feeling concerned at how serious the pandemic is in the country at the moment. She was very relieved and happy to find out she was receiving the vaccine.
Dawson Lodge was the first care home to receive the vaccine from their local GP surgery, with a special clinic being set up on the weekend.
I am very in favour of the vaccine as I have all the hope that this will help eradicate this nasty virus. I think we all feel reassured and more protected now that we’ve received it and hope it means things will start getting back to normal soon.
Roger Cozens, a resident at Dawson Lodge care home in Southampton
Roger is 73 and has been a resident at Dawson Lodge care home in Southampton since 2016.
He felt very relived and quite emotional to receive the vaccine, after what’s been a challenging year for everyone.
I am very pleased to have received the vaccine as I feel more protected from this ongoing virus. We’re very lucky to have been at the top of the list.
Judith Scurr, Home Manager at Wetherby Manor in Wetherby
Judith is the manager at Wetherby Manor care home in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. The majority of residents and the care team at Wetherby Manor have received the vaccination.
I am pleased that, as promised, care home residents and workers have been prioritised. We have been doing everything we can to safeguard our residents from the virus and getting vaccinated means that it helps protect those we care for along with our friends and family. The roll-out of the vaccine presents a real opportunity for us to all be able to reunite with our loved ones and hopefully return to normality.
Janet Aston, Activity Co-ordinator at Wetherby Manor in Wetherby
It’s fantastic to have received the vaccine. Everyone has been working so hard at such a challenging time to keep everyone safe. It was really important to get the vaccine. I, along with my colleagues, care for vulnerable people. We want to do everything we can to protect them.
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