Covid Vaccination

January 21, 2021

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Team UV:

If you have already received your first vaccination, you MUST bring your vaccination card with you to receive the second vaccine.

Same instructions going forward….if Monday will be your first vaccination, you will need to bring your vaccination card with you to receive your second dose on Feb. 15th.

Monday is an exciting day, a day that brings us closer to the light at the end of the tunnel, a day that represents HOPE! All employees and residents will have an opportunity to be vaccinated. You must be on the list to receive the vaccine so you must identify no later than 3pm on Friday. Call or email our Infection Control Nurse (and February Employee of the Month!), Janet Church, at 918-298-3233 or jchurch@uvrc.com .

 

Monday, January 25th

All Employees All Shifts: Arrival 11:30am – 12:30pm

If you work in the Health Center please go to the HC Activities Room

If you work outside of the Health Center please go to the Theater

If you are receiving your second dose, regardless of where you work, go to the HC Activities Room

 

All Employees All Shifts: Arrival 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Please go to the Theater

 

As we move towards re-establishing some sense of normalcy, please know there will be important policy changes of which you should be aware.

Hazard Duty Pay:

The Hazard Pay Policy will expire on 02/01. This policy was established as a temporary policy with an expiration date.

UV 2-48 Hazard Duty Pay (TEMP)

COVID Related Absence Pay:

A policy concerning COVID Related Absences will go into effect 01/25. Individuals who decline to receive the vaccine, or who elect to isolate due to exposure, may utilize PTO for any COVID related absence.

UV 2-50 COVID Related Absence Pay

 

Please see the related policies and contact your Department Manager or HR with questions.

 

Information and Resources:

Watch this great 12 minute video for information about the COVID Vaccine, how it was made, and how COVID affects our system. It’s really interesting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-92HQA0GcI8

 

CDC Common Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines:

Long-Term Care Facility Staff: Answering Common Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines (cdc.gov)

 

FAQ’s

Can I get COVID-19 from taking the COVID Vaccine?

No. There is no live virus in the vaccine, it’s m-RNA or “messenger” RNA. You can acquire COVID-19 in the time it takes your body to build up immunities after receiving the vaccine.

 

Can I receive the COVID-19 Vaccine if I have had COVID-19 and, if so, how long do I have to wait?

Yes, you can! CDC even recommends that individuals who have COVID-19 take the vaccine.

“Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that reinfection with COVID-19 is possible, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. If you were treated for COVID-19 symptoms with monoclonal antibodies (i.e. BAM) or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Data from clinical trials indicate that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe in persons with evidence of a prior SARS-CoV-2 infection. Vaccination should be offered to persons regardless of history of prior symptomatic or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. Vaccination of persons with known current SARS-CoV-2 infection should be deferred until the person has recovered from the acute illness (if the person had symptoms) and criteria have been met for them to discontinue isolation.

Wait at least 14 days before getting any other vaccine, including a flu or shingles vaccine, if you get your COVID-19 vaccine first,. And if you get another vaccine first, wait at least 14 days before getting your COVID-19 vaccine.”

 

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