At least 1500 benefit from #HighlandsHeroes vaccination help

Freda Kahanovitz was the first resident at Highlands House to receive her vaccination, which was handled by Nurse Joan de Villiers.

During the months of June, July and August as part of an ongoing initiative, Highlands House has partnered with the Department of Health to aid the local vaccination rollout.

We’ve sent our qualified team of nurses, doctors and administrative personnel —by this time well-versed in all things COVID-19 vaccine, given our successful rollout at the home — out to various sites.

At each aged, frail or other care facility, we vaccinated their residents whether with the first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine — or both. For the past 12-week period, every week and sometimes twice a week we’ve attended another outreach vaccination session. By the end of August, we would have vaccinated 1,085 residents of care facilities beyond Highlands House. And that’s not counting the additional vaccinations we’ve done at our premises in this 3-month period, roughly 420 people.

“It’s a long, but fulfilling and rewarding exercise,” said Jacqui Cupido, the Nursing Administrator.

Some of the facilities to benefit from this outreach programme to date include Huis Ria Abel, Nazareth House, Musgrave Park, Glendale Home, Plumstead Roosoord, Elizabeth Roos Home, Kensington Old Age Home, NOAH Woodstock and ACVV Zonnebloem.

“It’s been a heartwarming experience that I thoroughly enjoyed, and we’ve met lovely people in the process who are really appreciative of our services,” said Colette Longworth, our Medical Services Manager.

Highlands House www.highlandshouse.co.za

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