‘It’s really a relief’: Staff, residents at Sacramento long-term care facility get COVID-19 vaccine


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January 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Staff and residents at a long-term care facility in Sacramento began receiving the COVID-19 vaccines Monday night.

Residents at Eskaton Care Center Greenhaven on Florin Road said they’re excited to be a step closer in being able to see loved ones again.

Eskaton Care Centers receive COVID Vaccination

“It’s really a relief to know that they’re doing something and we got to have the shot, which I was worried about, not being able to,” said Penny Kessler, a resident who received the vaccine.

“It’s good hope that we can soon get back to a better quality of life for the residents,” said staff member Heather Craig, who also was vaccinated. “It’s been very hard for them and their families to be apart from each other. And this is one more step on our way to reopening the facilities.”

More than 200 people were vaccinated at the facility Monday. The doses were given as part of a federal vaccine distribution program with Walgreens. View video

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