Residents at five Jewish Care homes receive the Covid-19 vaccine

07 Jan 2021

More than 100 staff and residents received the Covid-19 vaccine at Jewish Care’s Anita Dorfman House at Sandringham on 29th December. The residents were the first Jewish Care residents to be given their initial dose of the Pfizer vaccine as part of the national vaccination programme. The vaccine was delivered by an external team of trained healthcare professionals.

Since then, residents and staff at Jewish Care’s Otto Schiff home and Rela Goldhill at Otto Schiff, for people who are living with disabilities, Jack Gardner House for people with enduring mental health needs in Golders Green and Kun Mor & George Kiss Home in Friern Barnet have received the Covid-19 vaccine.

More than 80 frontline care and hospitality staff across Jewish Care have also received the first dose of the vaccine with many more scheduled to have it in the new year. The uptake of the vaccine amongst staff is promising, and more will be done through Jewish Care’s CovidBusters campaign to encourage more staff to book appointments to have the vaccine.

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 a right direction.”

Elizabeth Mandeya, Registered Manager at Anita Dorfman House at Sandringham said:

“Residents and the staff were excited as they queue 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.”

 Margaret Ofiri-Koree, Registered Manager at Kun Mor & George Kiss home added:

"I'm so proud of Team Kun Mor and all the residents at the home, big congratulations on having the vaccine. I'd like to say a very big thank you to Dr Stein and the Phoenix Practice too for getting the vaccine to us so quickly."

Daniel Carmel-Brown, Chief Executive, 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.”