Team members and residents at a Harrow care home have been celebrating after they became one of the first homes in the area to receive Covid-19 vaccinations for almost everyone living and working in the home.
With the support of Roxbourne Medical Centre the vast majority of residents and team members at Care UK’s Buchanan Court, on Sudbury Hill, were given the first dose of the vaccination.
One of the first in the queue for the vaccination was 90-year-old Geoffrey Tulloch, who said: “I am happy to receive the vaccine, it gives me hope that I am less likely to catch it.
Lorelei Shepherd, Customer Relations Manager at Buchanan Court, said: “We were so pleased that residents in our home have had the vaccination. I would like to offer my thanks to the NHS team at Roxbourne Surgery. They were incredibly efficient, friendly, and made sure everything went smoothly, which was much appreciated.
“This is the first step towards getting back to normal, and we couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off the year. We’re looking forward to receiving our second dose of the vaccine as soon as we’re able.”
Care UK is keen to stress that the vaccine doesn’t provide full protection against the virus so its teams will continue to follow their stringent infection control measures including regular deep cleaning, regular testing, the use of masks and other PPE, social distancing, air purifiers and temperature checks to keep everyone safe.
Buchanan Court has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as short-term respite.
For more information about Buchanan Court, please visit careuk.com/buchanan-court