The Culpeper’s leadership team is pleased to report that 134 residents and 74 team members received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on January 12. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from Walgreens Pharmacy partnered with The Culpeper’s Clinic Manager Dawn Shears to set up the clinic and prepare for the hundreds expected.
Executive Director Jim Jacobsen was first in line.
“I am so excited that this day has finally come,” Jacobsen said. “I encourage everybody out there to please get vaccinated and do your part.”
Marketing Director Rose Wallace, Executive Chef Conrad Broadus, Executive Assistant Martha Whorton and countless others joined Jacobsen in receiving the first dose. Wallace said you could feel the energy in the room.
“If I could choose one word to describe the day it is hope. After everything that has happened in the past year, we all have hope. I am just so grateful that our residents and my fellow team members had the opportunity to receive the vaccine and for the promise of a return to a sense of normalcy hopefully in the near future,” Wallace said.
Residents and team members who received the first dose on January 12 will receive the second vaccination on February 3. Those who were unable to receive the vaccine at the first clinic will also have the opportunity to receive it on February 3.