Staff at Hospice Peterborough began receiving their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday (March 6).
The organization — which provides programs and services for those in the community who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, are at the end of life, and who are grieving — expects all staff to be fully vaccinated (with both doses of vaccine) by early summer, according to a media release.
“We are immensely proud of how our staff has risen to every challenge during these extremely difficult times,” says executive director Hajni Hõs. “We are pleased this vaccine is available to them so they can continue their work safely.”
While residents at Hospice Peterborough will not receive the vaccination, states the media release, all staff will be vaccinated and will continue to observe social distancing and proper usage of personal protective equipment to ensure the safety of clients, residents, their families, and each other.
“We would like to thank all our community partners, especially PRHC and Peterborough Public Health, for the tremendous amount of work that has gone into coordinating and rolling out vaccines to the community,” Hos says.