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100 staff and residents vaccinated at Stanmore Jewish care home

Anita Dorfman House becomes the community's first home to get the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Marion Phillips, 95, receives her vaccination at Jewish Care's Anita-Dorfman house
Marion Phillips, 95, receives her vaccination at Jewish Care's Anita-Dorfman house

More than 100 staff and residents received the Covid-19 vaccine at Anita Dorfman House today – the first Jewish Care residents to be given their initial dose.

The vaccine was delivered by an external team of trained healthcare professionals.

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.”

Among those to be innoculated was Evelyn White, 85, resident at Jewish Care’s Anita Dorfman House at Sandringham, said: “The vaccine is a right step in a right direction.”

Daniel Carmel-Brown, Chief Executive of  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.”

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