UMC Residents, Healthcare Providers Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

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An associate at UMC at The Shores flashes a thumbs-up after getting the vaccine. (Photos courtesy of UMC)

CVS Pharmacy representatives arrived at United Methodist Communities at The Shores in Ocean City on Dec. 30 and administered the first of the two-part Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

CVS will return and administer the second shot on Jan. 20, according to a UMC press release.

Room by room, vaccinations were given to residents and staff at the long-term care facility.

“UMC is pleased that New Jersey has made the right decision and included long-term care residents and staff as a top priority for vaccination in our state,” the release said. “While the vaccine is not a panacea, it is an important step toward making our community healthy and safe. After nine long months, it is a ray of hope for many of our residents.“

Residents completed comment cards, which display their thoughts on a bulletin board. Among these, some read, “Grateful and hopeful,” “Blessed” and “Better days are coming.”

An associate displays her comment card, which reads: “Hopeful for a wonderful 2021.”