Care home resident vaccinations over 80 per cent

Published: Wednesday 27th January 2021

Care home vaccination latest

Latest figures released by Agincare (26 January 2021) show that 81 per cent of its care home residents have now received their first COVID vaccination.

The group has welcomed the figure and looks forward to seeing all care home residents – a tier one priority group – vaccinated as soon as possible. It views the vaccine as the most important step to achieve ‘normality’.

The number of residents and care workers vaccinated now totals over 1200, with more and more getting the jab every day.

Agincare Homes Holdings Chief Operating Officer Tim Buckley said about care home vaccination:

It’s pleasing to report that over 80 per cent of our care home residents have already received their first vaccination.

 

We are working in very close partnership with our wider community health care professionals, who are doing an amazing job to make sure our residents and team are ready and waiting to be vaccinated when the call comes.

Having nearly all our residents and care team members vaccinated together felt like such a positive step forward for us. All we want to do is give our residents a safe and happy home, including visits from family and friends with fewer restrictions.

Staying safe and well during the pandemic

Agincare is working tirelessly to ensure all care staff, residents and clients remain as safe and well as possible during the pandemic.

Care team leader at Cheriton Care Home in Dorchester Sam Impey (pictured below) became the first person in Dorset to receive a vaccine last December, with 100 per cent of residents at the home now vaccinated too.

Sam Impey having COVID vaccine

Agincare Group is one of the largest independent providers in the country, and celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2021.

From one care home – Agincourt – in Weymouth, the company has grown to employ 3,500 people across 50 locations. It now delivers care home, home care, live-in care  and supported living for younger adults public sector partners and private clients.

To find out more about our care homes call 0808 256 6038