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90 NURSING HOMES IN STATE HAVE VACCINE BUT NEARLY ALL IN SULLIVAN STILL WAITING

Governor Andrew Cuomo today reported that 90 nursing home facilities in the state have had 22,000 vaccines administered.


But The Care Center at Sunset Lake residents and staff in Liberty are reportedly going to have to wait until December 29 to get their first dose of the Moderna vaccine. The SullivanTimes left a phone message this afternoon with Susan Southerton, the director of nursing, to learn more about the timeline.


The Care Center has been the focus of much attention by the County Legislature in recent months due to the controversial transfer of its assets from the County to the Sunset Lake Local Development Corporation on Decembet 4. The LDC is reviewing six applicants to take over management of the facility.


Achieve Rehab (Liberty) is also expecting delivery of the Moderna vaccine next week and will be working with PharmScript to coordinate, according to a staff member there.


Joy Wood, the administrator for Roscoe Nursing Home, said she has not been provided with a date yet for the facility to receive the vaccine.


A receptionist at The Jeffersonville Adult Home said it does not have an administrator onsite today and asked to call back tomorrow.

Residents of The Skilled Nursing Facility at Garnet / Harris will get vaccinated next week but staff there who opted in began to receive their first shots this week along with their counterparts at the hospital.


Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation in Liberty, which has a connected adult home, is also waiting for the vaccine but has its own pharmacy on the lower level of the facility.


The New Swan Lake Adult Home, a 27-bed facility, is also awaiting the vaccine.

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