Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) says residents of Highland Wood Long-Term Care are receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 8.

The first resident to receive the vaccine was Nancy McElwain, who was an ICU nurse during her career in health care. She was known for her dedication to her patients during her career, and as a resident at Highland Wood, she continues to watch over the nursing staff daily to ensure they are doing a good job, HHHS said in a media release.

HHHS added it’s hopeful that residents of Hyland Crest will receive their vaccines later this week and will communicate with families of residents once a specific date is known.

The HHHS team is also continuing to work on vaccination processes for healthcare workers, as well as working with community partners on broader community immunization strategies, they said.

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