The Philadelphia Protestant Home held its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Many PPH staff members, Nursing and Personal Care residents received their first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.

“It was a day of hope and celebration at the Philadelphia Protestant Home. The excitement was evident throughout the campus,” said PPH President & CEO John Dubyk.
The clinic, held in partnership with Omnicare CVS, was the first of three scheduled clinics at PPH. Of the 156 vaccinations, 38 Nursing residents, 54 Personal Care residents and 84 staff members received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Staff members stopped by PPH’s Social Hall to receive the first of two vaccine doses, and Omnicare CVS went to the rooms of Pathways and Personal Care residents to administer the vaccine. These residents and staff will receive the second dose on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Additional staff and Nursing and Personal Care residents will receive their first dose on Jan. 27 day and the second dose on Wednesday, Feb. 17. (The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, 21 days apart)
Natalie, a Pathways CNA, was the first PPH staff member to receive the vaccine. Natalie’s thumbs up gesture after the vaccine was administered certainly matched the mood of hopefulness and optimism that floated around PPH throughout the day.

“Today we have hope that we will soon be able to reunite our residents with their loved ones. I have to thank them for their continued patience and resiliency,” said Vice President of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Jennifer Honeyford.

PPH plans to schedule additional clinics for independent living residents and more staff in upcoming months as soon as the vaccines are made available for distribution.