March 25, 2021
As the Covid-19 Pandemic began last year, StayWell adapted to the new normal and found a way to continue providing their patients with the quality care they have always received while keeping patients and staff safe. Staff pitched in and took on additional roles for patients and the community. TeleHealth virtual visits were introduced, and the need to bring Covid-19 testing to the Greater Waterbury area was recognized.
Nearly a year ago, StayWell began providing Covid-19 testing, pulling together teams from the medical and dental departments and partnering with the city and local organizations within the community to make getting tested quick, confidential and easily accessible for anyone who needed it.
On December 24th of 2020, StayWell Health Center administered the first 40 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to first responders. Today, on March 25th, the 5,000th dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine was administered to Stephen Hammons of Southington.
“I got my 2nd dose today of the vaccine, I’d like to thank StayWell for being here and helping the community. It was a very easy process and they have everything actually really under control.” Stephen said after he and his wife Karen both got their 2nd doses today.
StayWell administers vaccines 5-6 days a week, allotting 2/3 for their existing patients and the remaining 1/3 for members of the community. StayWell is always committed to reducing barriers to healthcare and has helped to provide 1st and 2nd doses to the staff and clients of the St. Vincet De Paul Shelter here in Waterbury. StayWell plans to administer vaccines as long as it is needed.
“StayWells mission is for the health and wellbeing of our patients and we are just so excited to reach this milestone today” – Dr. Tess Lombard, Chief Medical Officer.
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