Gregory Johnson, M.D., chief medical officer for the Sioux Falls, SD-based Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, said that the organization boasts a 100% employee compliance rate with its COVID vaccination mandate, which has led to a decline in COVID-19 infections and serious illness.
“We know the vaccine works. We’ve seen it firsthand and support anything that will make our residents, staff and communities safer,” he said. “We know boosters are an important next step to end the pandemic.”
The Good Samaritan Society, Johnson said, is working closely with its pharmacy partners to offer boosters to residents and staff members. “Nearly 60% of eligible residents across our 300 locations in 22 states have already received a booster,” he said. “We continue to educate our people on the benefits, and more are choosing to get a booster every day.”Read more from McKnights Senior Living