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Southfield Wellness Community receives COVID-19 vaccine

with photo — Submitted photo Perla Hernandez, Southfield Wellness Community Director of Nursing, receives her COVID-19 vaccine.

ABCM Corporation has been working diligently to get clinics scheduled at the 31 ABCM Iowa locations as early as possible, including Southfield Wellness Community in Webster City.

“Very early in the process, we partnered with CVS/Omnicare for vaccines to be administered via the Pharmacy Provider Vaccination Program as they already service several of our locations for pharmacy and consulting services,”Alexa Mayner, ABCM Corporation Chief Operating Officer, said.

Jessica Sunstrom, ABCM Corporation Pharmacy Consultant, said, “The earliest the Pharmacy Provider Vaccination Program could begin administering vaccines in the state of Iowa was Dec. 28, with the pharmacy determining when each clinic is scheduled, so we are thrilled to have several ABCM locations with the vaccine administered last week and several scheduled for this week, including Southfield Wellness Community.”

“The vaccine administered to all our ABCM locations via the Pharmacy Provider Vaccination Program, including Webster City, will be the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which consists of two doses given three weeks apart,” Sunstrom said.

Reid Giovanine, Southfield Wellness Community Administrator, said “Southfield is excited to have taken this step towards normalcy by receiving the additional protection provided by the vaccine.”

“The only way to bring this horrible pandemic under some measure of control- and to someday resume the life and work practices that we so took for granted before 2020-is to have enough people get vaccinated that the virus will burn itself out,” Mayner said.

Richard Allbee, ABCM Corporation Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are prepared to show our appreciation for all employees that will be contributing to our cause to get as many people vaccinated as possible by providing incentive bonuses to be received, for both the first and second rounds of the vaccine, for our employees who choose to get vaccinated.

“We feel very strongly that the vaccination is an important step in defeating COVID-19 and reopening our facilities to family and visitors,” he said.

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