LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Over the weekend, a local personal care home for seniors began their rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents and staff.
Forest Hills Commons on Taylorsville Road, part of the American Senior Communities organization, began administration of the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday morning. The vaccines were prepared for rollout through a partnership with CVS and their long-term care pharmacy Omnicare.
Every single resident within the community has been signed up for the vaccine, according to the director of business development at Forest Hills Commons, and the goal is to have all staff and residents completely vaccinated.
ASC said the vaccine is being provided free of charge to all residents and staff, and will be given out in two doses 28 days apart.
The facility will continue to be in contact with all local, state, and federal health authorities for health and reporting guidelines when administering vaccines.
Kentucky’s first phase of vaccine rollouts, titled “Phase 1A,” is being administered to frontline healthcare workers and for long-term care facilities. Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, has said the state is following a priority map for vaccine rollout provided by the CDC, and hopes to complete Phase 1A by the end of January.