Residents at Royal Star & Garter’s three Homes have received their second Covid-19 vaccines.
The doses were administered at the charity’s care homes at the end of March. The veterans had their first vaccines at the beginning of January.
Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia, from Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe.
More than 87% of active staff have also been vaccinated across the three Homes.
Margaret P, a resident at the High Wycombe Home, said: “It is a relief to have had the second vaccine.” And Margaret R from Solihull, said: “I was happy when I had the first vaccine and I’m even happier now I’ve had the second dose!”
Speaking in January after residents received their first dose, Pauline Shaw, Royal Star & Garter’s Director of Care, talked about the importance of vaccines, and her delight that it was now available to residents. She said: “My mother was permanently disabled from contracting a virus, poliomyelitis, in 1952 when she was just 26. The polio vaccination was made available in 1953 and has since prevented millions of people throughout the world from developing severe disability or dying. This is a living example of the impact of viruses and proof of the efficacy of vaccinations, as polio can now be prevented. The Covid-19 vaccine will provide protection for our residents who are vulnerable or elderly.”
The charity is welcoming new residents to all of its Homes. For more information on this, and life in the Homes, please visit: www.starandgarter.org