Keeping your loved ones safe has been our most important priority during this long pandemic. From the onset, we put into place the necessary safety protocols, providing protection and peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Soon, we will have the long-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine that will help end this virus. At The Ivy in McKinney, Texas, we are mindful of every aspect of our resident’s life as we continue to keep them safe and healthy in our active senior living communities.
Vaccine Priority for Texas Assisted Living:
The CDC is partnering with McKinney, Texas pharmacies to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination services for senior residents in all long-term care settings, including Texas assisted living facilities, where most individuals are over 65 years of age. Once a vaccine is available, the residents and staff at licensed communities, like ours, will have priority through CVS Pharmacy. CVS will bill your insurer, Medicare, or Medicaid for the cost of administering the vaccine.
This means that if you are a The Ivy resident, or have taken financial possession of a room at one of our communities prior to the initial vaccine clinics, then you will be included in the first tranche of Texas recipients for the vaccine. As we all know, seniors are affected the most by COVID-19, so this is a crucial opportunity to stay safe and healthy.
Texas has started to distribute vaccines, and will prioritize health care workers and assisted living communities. Other states are only a few weeks away from distribution and will also prioritize essential workers and seniors who are affected the most by COVID-19.
Outbreaks of preventable infectious diseases occur when many people choose not to get vaccinated. Those who are not vaccinated are a threat and can spread disease to other people who have medical issues and cannot be vaccinated. Per the CDC, it is more important than ever to receive the flu vaccine this year and we strongly encourage all of our residents and employees to be vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19.
For any other questions about the vaccine, whether about yourself or a loved one, in McKinney, Texas, consider giving us a call here at The Ivy Surpass Senior Living.