"Today marks a critical and hopeful milestone in our fight against Covid-19 with the first wave of vaccines being distributed today in nursing facilities across the Commonwealth. Many nursing facilities are reporting more than 90% of residents have consented to receiving the vaccine and a growing number of staff are planning to be vaccinated. This is a testament to the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, as well as ongoing education efforts by many including bi-lingual materials Mass Senior Care has made available to assist nursing facilities in educating residents, their families and staff. Mass Senior Care will continue to monitor the vaccine roll out closely to ensure that the safety and well-being of our residents and their caregivers are appropriately prioritized."

Tara Gregorio, Massachusetts Senior Care Association President