On Monday, CVS Health began administering COVID-19 vaccines to nearly a thousand long-term care facilities in Indiana.
Aspen Trace Family-first Senior Living Facility in Bargersville will have 200 people vaccinated, including 100 residents and staff.
Gregg Gormal is the chief operating officer of CarDon and Associates, which operates eight long-term care facilities in central Indiana and 20 across the state.
He says Aspen Trace is one of three CarDon communities beginning vaccinations Monday. 95% of residents have committed to get their first Moderna dose. That’s compared to a 50% commitment a few weeks ago.
Gormal credits education for the increase. The facilities made sure staff and families understood the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
Gormal also says the vaccination rollout will continue to the other CarDon communities by mid January.