On February 8th, residents at Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home received their second and final dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. All residents wishing to receive the vaccine have now been vaccinated.
“This is a significant milestone,” said Warden Kelly Linton. “95% of Wellington Terrace residents have now been vaccinated. I want to thank Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph-Public Health and the amazing staff at Wellington Terrace for assisting in this effort. We all need to remain vigilant and continue to follow all public health guidance. The vaccine is a step in the right direction but COVID-19 is still circulating in our community.”
“The Moderna vaccine adds a layer of defense to our continued effort to keep our residents and employees safe,” commented Suzanne Dronick, Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Administrator. “We will continue to follow extensive infection control processes that follow Ministry of Health directives and are guided by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.”
In other positive news, the facility-wide outbreak at Wellington Terrace has officially been declared over. The status had been in effect since December 12.
Wellington Terrace employees are tested every 7 days as per Ministry of Health directives. Any resident or employee that shows even the slightest evidence of a health change is immediately tested for COVID- 19.
To date, there has not been any COVID-19 positive cases in the resident population. For additional information on COVID-19, please visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca