96 SJO Staff Members Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

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Cincinnati Health Dept. Gives COVID-19 Vaccine to SJO Staff

COVID-19 Vaccine Offered to SJO Employees

We would like to take a moment to share our gratitude to the Cincinnati Health Department for spending their Sunday at St. Joseph Orphanage’s Altercrest Campus to vaccinate 96 employees with the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine.  Our agency departments collaborated and put in countless hours to organize a vaccination clinic for our employees.

Director of Access & Medical Services, Brandy Desenberg stated, “I am very grateful SJO was able to organize the COVID-19 vaccine clinic for our team. During these very challenging times, health and safety for all is truly a priority.”

Keeping our team at St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) safe and healthy is of the utmost importance to us.  We value each individual team member and want them to feel safe as they work on the frontline to continue to serve our community’s mental health needs.  Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step to prevent getting sick with COVID-19 disease. We care about our team’s health; they are on the front lines and risk being exposed to COVID-19 each day on the job. Healthcare personnel like our team are among the first to receive the vaccine due to their essential role in providing mental health services to our community. Getting vaccinated now will help protect our employees, clients, families, and those who are at risk for severe illness from COVID-19. We are proud of our staff serving as a role models in our community. By getting vaccinated first, we can positively influence vaccination decisions of coworkers, residents, friends, and family.

To offer convenient access to the vaccine, we partnered with the Cincinnati Health Department to provide on-site COVID-19 vaccination for 96 staff members free of charge. COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool to help stop the pandemic. We still encourage everyone in our facilities to continue to follow all the current guidance to protect themselves and others, including wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, following facility guidance on visitation and infection control, and cleaning hands often.

Thank you again to all who made this possible for our team.