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BRIA of Geneva administers COVID-19 vaccines to staff, residents

GENEVA – BRIA Health Services has begun administering its first round of COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff at its Geneva facility, according to a news release.

“This step is an important milestone in our fight against COVID-19,” stated Daniel Weiss, CEO of BRIA Health Services, in the release. “However, we know we must continue to be vigilant and follow the proven infection prevention protocols we put in place to prevent spread at our facilities until we collectively beat this invisible threat.”

“The COVID-19 vaccine is the most powerful weapon we have to put a stop to this pandemic,” stated Dr. David Hines, an infectious disease expert who co-chairs BRIA’s COVID-19 task force. “I’m proud of all the frontline heroes who are taking this critical step to protect themselves, their patients and their families, and I hope it will inspire others to be part of the solution by getting the vaccine when it becomes available.”

According to the release, BRIA is working closely with local, state and federal public health authorities to secure vaccinations for all residents and staff as part of the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program. 

BRIA selected Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. as its pharmacy partner to provide and administer the vaccine in all its facilities when it becomes available. The company is offering staff a one-time $150 bonus payment for getting vaccinated and conducting a series of information sessions for staff and residents who have questions about the safety and efficacy of the new vaccines.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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