The 7th January 2021 marked a very special occasion for our residents as they received the Pfizer- BioNTech vaccine in our nations fight against the Covid-19 virus.
This month, we welcomed a team of health professionals from Melksham and Bradford on Avon Primary Care Network to our home to deliver the vaccine to a total of our 63 residents. A second dose of the vaccine will be administered within 12 weeks.
47 of our staff team also received the vaccine, and as with our residents, they will receive a second dose to be administered within 12 weeks. The remainder staff who have not yet received the first dose will receive this shortly.
Our Home Manager, Mirko Ridolfo, was extremely happy with the smooth running of the day, saying;
“This is a hugely significant day and an important step forward towards returning to normality.
The Covid-19 Vaccine is one of the most important scientific achievements of the recent years. The invention of vaccines have saved countless lives in the last two centuries. It would not have been possible to eradicate many diseases without vaccines”
Amongst the vaccine delivery team were Dr Jonathan Osborn, Adriana Cimatti, Kerry Kerry Jones alongside Mirko Ridolfo, Home Manager, and Harriette Carpenter, Head of Care.
Blenheim House also provided stewards to ensure the day ran according to plan and the Activities Team were on hand to offer companionship and reassurance to our guests.
Sue Wilkins, a relative of one of our residents welcomed the vaccines and praised our home, saying this;
“Thank you, Mirko and all the amazing Blenheim House team for continuing to comprehensively keep relatives ‘in the loop’ with what is happening during such uncertain times. I think a lot of work has ensured that what could have been a traumatic procedure has been turned into an ‘event’ with positive outcome.
Thank you to each one of you for all you do, day by day, not least for my father. He and I both agree he could not reside in a better ‘home’ and we both thank you all for working so tirelessly and for all you give of yourselves day by day to keep him safe and happy.”
The day follows the fantastic news that our care home received and exemplary CQC report during a recent Infection Prevention and Control inspection, click HERE to learn more.