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85% of All Holiday Retirement Communities Secure Access to Vaccine

Company Celebrates 220th Confirmed Clinic and Thanks Providers for Support


WINTER PARK, Fla. (February 25, 2021) Less than three weeks ago, Holiday Retirement had only 100 communities with vaccine access. Through hard work, creativity, and simply the help of local neighborhood vaccine providers across the country, Holiday has now scheduled their 220th community receiving access to the COVID 19 vaccine this week. The ongoing effort to vaccinate residents living in independent living has been no small feat. Now with 85% of communities with a confirmed vaccine provider, all communities are on track to be scheduled by the end of February.


“I think Holiday has done a great job keeping us safe through this pandemic and we appreciate all the hard work and effort,” said Alfred and Joyce Flippin, residents at Mission Commons in Redlands, California. “We felt very relieved to be able to get the vaccine and it was very much appreciated.”


Ruby and Rocky Zeller, who live at Thornton Place in Topeka, Kansas and have been married for nearly 70 years, had no hesitation about getting the vaccine. “Just knowing that we’re safe and can be around our children safely feels like the first step,” said Ruby. Rocky added, “Being able to mingle again,” will hopefully bring about a sense of normalcy to everyday life.


Providers from all over the country have answered the call for help over the last few weeks. Holiday community teams have reached out to county and state health departments, small pharmacies, grocery store pharmacies, and even fire departments, all of which have had a hand in scheduling vaccine clinics for communities. In some instances, several days’ notice has been given to prepare for a clinic, in other cases a quick turnaround—even less than 24 hours— has been necessary. A key component to success has been getting communities prepared ahead of time in the event that a last-minute clinic becomes an option.


“With continued prioritization challenges with independent living, local vaccine partners have stepped up to the plate and provided hope to our residents and associates after an incredibly challenging year,” said Lilly Donohue, Chief Executive Officer at Holiday. “This has been a much-anticipated step forward, helping to get back to life as we knew it, and even better, in our communities.”


Holiday is thankful to have the support of the following providers to help fulfil their mission of helping older people live better.


Access Pharmacy


Adams County Public Health – 2 communities

Albertsons – 32 communities

Asti's South Hills Pharmacy

Baptist Health

Bear River Health Department

Belleair Pharmacy

Benton County Health Department

Berkshire Community College

Bloom Health Care -- 4 communities

Blue Cross Mobile Vaccine Clinic

Burkes Drug Store

Cabarrus County Health – 2 communities

Catawba County Health Department

Colorado Department of Public Health


City of Allen Fire Department

Clark County Health – 2 communities

Colliers Pharmacy

Columbia County Health Department

Commonshare Non-Profit Pharmacy

CVS – 10 communities

Davis Drugs

DEMA and Northside Hospital

Denbigh Pharmacy

Denby Pharmacy

Drug Mart – 2 communities

East Longmeadow Fire Department

East Shore Pharmacy

Eau Claire County

Emergency Management

Forsyth County – 2 communities

Garfield Medical Center

Georgia Department of Public Health

Grace Community Pharmacy

Green Valley Pharmacy

Guilford Co Health Department

Hamilton Co Health Department

Hamot Hospital

Health Department

Health Park Pharmacy – 2 communities

Health Smart Pharmacy

Home Park Pharmacy

Horton Drugs

Hyvee Pharmacy

Jewel Osco

Kent County Health Department

Kings County Health Department

Kinney Drugs

Kohlls Pharmacy

Kroger Pharmacy

LA County Mobile Clinic

Louisiana Department of Health

Lady of the Lamp

Lakewood Ranch Pharmacy

Lane County Health Department

Leon County Health Department

Liberty Doctors

Lincoln-Lancaster County

Louis Morgan Drugs

Lubbock County Health Department

Lynn Vega Pharmacy


Mac's Pharmacy

Maine Immunization Program

Marion County Health Department

Mecklenburg County – 2 communities

Medicap Pharmacy – 2 communities

Medicine Shoppe


Metro Health

Michael's Pharmacy

Mills Pharmacy

Missouri Health Department

Mobile Clinic

Mobile Immunization Solutions

Monroe County Health Department

Montgomery County Health Department

Napa County Public Health

National Guard Medical Unit – 2 communities

New Hanover County Health Department

Nomi Healthcare

North Village Pharmacy

Northern Light Health

Oakland County Health Department

Parkview Regional Hospital - Mirro

Pasco County Health Department

Passport Health – 4 communities

Pathway Pharmacy

Pharmacy at Wellington

Phillips Family Pharmacy

Polk County Health Department

Prisma Healthcare

Red River Pharmacy

Rite Aide

Roger's Pharmacy

Safeway – 3 communities

Sedgwick County Health Department

Scott County Health Department

Seminole County Health Department

Sharron Regional Health

Shawnee County Health Department

Sierra View Medical

Sierra Vista Hospital

Smith County Health Department

South Central Public Health

St Bethlehem Drugs

St. Claire County Health Department

Strafford County HN

Texan Pharmacy

The Drug Store

The Walk in Clinic of Greeley

Thrive (Area on Aging)

Twelvestone Health Partners

U Save It Pharmacy

Unity Health

University of Hawaii Maui College

Virginia Health Department

Valley View RX – 7 communities

Vita Local Pharmacy

WA State Dept of Health

Walgreens – 12 communities

Walla Walla County

Weber County Health Department

Western Montana Incident Management

Yakima County Emergency Management

Yamhill County Health Department

































































About Holiday Retirement

Holiday Retirement is in the business of helping older people live better. Pioneering the concept of independent senior living in 1971, Holiday Retirement has grown to help more than 30,000 residents in 43 states live better. Holiday Retirement is also recognized as a Great Place to Work®. For more information about Holiday Retirement visit Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.




Media Contacts:

Alyssa Cerrito

Holiday Retirement