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Updated as of April 9, 2021 4:05 pm

Through the dedication and partnership of our community teams, our support center, and local clinic providers we are proud to share that 100% of our communities have a confirmed vaccine provider. We are grateful to the fire departments, local pharmacies, grocery stores, and health departments along with many others that worked with us to provide vaccine access for our residents and associates. Along with achieving 100% confirmed clinics we remain committed to a sustainable vaccine accessibility program for our individual communities.

Vaccine Clinics at Holiday Retirement

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

If a new resident has been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, do they still need to follow our 14-day quarantine policy for new residents?

This will depend on the resident's current vaccine schedule. If the new resident meets the following criteria, they do not need to quarantine. Our community team will verify that the new resident has completed both doses and at least 10 days have passed since the second dose.

When will Holiday Retirement residents and associates have access to vaccinations?

For a small subset of our residents and associates, it still depends.  Our goal has been to provide access to every resident and associate as quickly as possible and as of today, access has been confirmed at 100% of our communities.  Some communities have had onsite clinics, some communities have attended offsite clinics, and some have made individual appointments for residents at local vaccine locations within the market.  As you are aware, the CDC, states, and even counties have created their own prioritization schedules due to limited supplies of vaccines and state age restrictions.  We expect, with the current federal administration, that vaccine distribution and access across the US will increase significantly by May of 2021 and we will continue to provide communication on new vaccine access points as they are made available to our residents and our associates.

Will the vaccine be mandated for Holiday Retirement residents and associates?

No.  At this time, we believe that taking the vaccine is a personal choice. Our commitment to Holiday residents and associates is that we will provide both access to educational materials as well as the earliest and most convenient access to the vaccine.  We know that the vaccine is the next step in beating COVID-19, and we also know that when our Holiday family can make informed choices, we are staying true to our mission.

Will there be an out-of-pocket cost to get the vaccine?

There is not any out of pocket cost for Holiday Retirement residents or associates for the COVID-19 vaccine.  We will be collecting insurance information for everyone who participates in the vaccine clinics, as there are administrative fees that will flow through private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.  You may also be asked to present your insurance information at offsite vaccine locations as well.

Will I still have to wear PPE and practice social distancing if I get vaccinated?

Yes.  More time is needed to gather data on how individuals are reacting to the vaccines, the number of people vaccinated, and continued spread and containment of the virus, however we are starting to see the CDC publish new advice on what vaccinated individuals can start to do.  We will certainly continue to monitor developments in each state that we operate in and respond accordingly.  You should be prepared to see updates to protocols and procedures in our communities for residents, associates, and guests.  These will be phased in on a community by community basis.

Where can I find more information about your COVID-19 protocols?

You can find more information here.

Advocating for Vaccines

 

At Holiday, our goal regarding COVID-19 vaccines is to provide the most efficient access to the vaccine for all of our residents and associates. While we are excited that our Assisted Living communities were approved for prioritization in the federal pharmacy program, access for our Independent Living communities remains dependent upon the local county or state guidelines. Each individual state and county is currently making their own prioritizations when it comes to vaccine distribution.; As an organization, Holiday does not have access to the vaccine on a national scale.

 

Every day, we continue to reach out to state decision makers and local county health departments, grocery store pharmacies, and any other provider we become aware of, to request that an onsite vaccine clinic be hosted at our community. Even though the vaccine is an option in many counties now and could be the right choice for a resident, we certainly recognize that it is difficult for many to attend a public vaccine clinic.

We believe that every resident should have access to safely receive the vaccine in our community without the headache of travel, long lines, and additional risk of exposure. Because of our strong belief in that access, we have secured onsite clinics for over 30% of our Independent Living communities with our local outreach efforts; We will not stop until we reach 100%. Over the coming days and weeks, we will continue to see changes in how the vaccine is accessed and distributed as the Biden Administration makes decisions and publishes executive orders.

We will continue our local outreach for each community until a federal program prioritizes Independent Living across the nation or until access to the vaccine is provided to all Holiday Retirement communities.

 

The COVID-19 vaccine is administered in two doses taken a few weeks apart.  For information on the vaccines currently in production, clinical trials, safety, and efficacy, read more here:

 

 

Find more information about our COVID-19 protocols here.

Holiday Community COVID-19 Vaccine News

As we rollout the COVID-19 vaccine across our all of our communities, find updated media coverage on the national rollout of the vaccine and related news here.