Methodist in the Media

'I Couldn't Hardly Wait': Dunklau Gardens Residents Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Published: Jan. 11, 2021

Dunklau Gardens resident Ken Livingston has been isolated in the Fremont short-and-long term care facility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he may soon be able to return to some semblance of normal life in the coming months after receiving the first of two COVID-19 vaccines on Friday.

Livingston said he has been anxiously awaiting the day he would receive the vaccine.

“I couldn’t hardly wait,” he said. “I’ve kind of checked each day to see when we were going to get it.”

Rachel Reiman, administrator of post acute services at Dunklau Gardens, said the building sent out communications to its residents explaining the vaccination process and asking if individuals wished to be vaccinated.

Of the 75 individuals at Dunklau Gardens, 72 consented to receiving the vaccine, according to Reiman. 

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