Over 100 staff and residents at a Stanmore care home received the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine last week on Thursday, December 31.
Residents at Jewish Care’s Anita Dorfman House on Common Road in Stanmore were delighted to be the first care home in Harrow to receive the vaccine, which was delivered by an external team of trained healthcare professionals.
On receiving the vaccine, Evelyn White, 85, resident at Jewish Care’s Anita Dorfman House at Sandringham, said: “The treatment and the care were perfect, and the vaccine is a right step in the right direction.”
Elizabeth Mandeya, registered manager at Anita Dorfman House care home, said: “Residents and the staff were excited as they queued up to receive the vaccine. We are very grateful to the team of doctors, nurses, support workers and the management team from Harrow for choosing Anita Dorfman House at Sandringham to be the first care home in Harrow to receive the vaccine.”
Daniel Carmel-Brown, chief executive at Jewish Care, said: “We are delighted that the vaccine is finally starting to be administered in care homes. This is an incredible end to an extremely tough year for our residents and staff, and we hope that this vaccine is the start of finding our way back to some kind of normality.”