Photo on the left is a resident of the Dundas Manor in Winchester, Annie Bouwhuis and Cornwall-SDG Paramedic, Mike. Together they celebrated as she receives her second and final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo on the right is of Garry Gainer. He was one of the first residents to get the second dose. Courtesy Photos
WINCHESTER – Residents at Dundas Manor received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sat., Feb. 6.
“It was another successful day, and we are so happy that our residents are now protected,” noted administrator Susan Poirier. “We will continue to do everything we can to keep everyone safe.”
Perhaps the best comments came from Facebook when the announcement went out. “You are working so hard on the well-being of residents, staff and community – inspiring!” noted Manjit Banga Aitken. “Fantastic folk – glad you have been looked after in this worrisome time. Thanks to everyone,” added Jean Porteous. And there was even an animated Tony the Tiger yelling GRRRRRREAT!
Special thanks to our partners at the Cornwall-SDG paramedics and nurses from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit who assisted at the clinic.
Although the residents have now received both vaccines, all safety protocols such as wearing masks, the use of personal protective equipment, and visitor restrictions will remain in place. In addition, staff and essential caregivers will continue to be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis.