800 healthcare workers and family members get vaccinated at the Visiting Nurse Association
As the COVID vaccination rollout continues in Philadelphia, hundreds of essential healthcare workers and their family members received the Pfizer vaccine last month at VNA Philadelphia’s headquarters in East Falls. VNA Philadelphia partnered with Centennial Pharmacy Services for the desperately needed vaccine clinic.
“Keeping our staff safe is of paramount importance. It is important to protect our employees and the ones they love. Our VNA families supported our teams during a very challenging time and by supporting them they put their own lives at risk,” said Dawn King, Senior Vice President of Home Health and Chief Nursing Officer for VNA Philadelphia. “77% of our staff committed to the vaccine initially which is higher than the national average.”
Staff including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, therapists, hospice aides, bereavement counselors, volunteers and administrative staff had the opportunity to receive COVID-19 vaccination, along with close family members. “In all, we vaccinated over 800 people which is pretty incredible,” said Lindsay Dymowski, President and Co-Founder of Centennial Pharmacy Services.
Paying It Forward
Thanks to Dawn King, and Emily Coder (Director of Development & Communications), VNA nurses will lend a lifesaving hand as vaccinators at the April 9 event in Germantown. Thanks so much VNA for paying the love forward to your Gtown neighbors!
VNA Philadelphia is the oldest and largest non-profit home health and hospice provider in the region and one of the most innovative in the nation. Founded in 1886, VNA Philadelphia is headquartered in the East Falls section of the city and serves more than 50,000 residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs each year. VNA Philadelphia is Medicare Certified, licensed by the State of Pennsylvania, and Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).