American Senior Communities (ASC) is actively preparing our senior care communities following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and has begun administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.

ASC is partnering with CVS and their long-term care pharmacy, Omnicare, who bring their expertise to serving seniors. 

“We are thankful for all who worked to bring the vaccine safely to us,” according to Sherri Davies, Vice President of Sales, PR & Marketing. 

“The vaccine is being offered free of charge to all residents and staff in two doses, given 28 days apart. Our goal is to have 100% of our residents and staff vaccinated. We have aggressively provided education and counseling to ensure compliance.

Videos and photos were taken on Dec. 28 at Bethany Village, one of several ASC locations where the vaccination process has begun. 

Dixie Spear became ASC’s first resident to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. You can access the photos and video here. 

CVS is actively working on a full schedule for vaccinations, and we expect to have all locations scheduled soon.

As part of ASC’s awareness campaign to achieve victory over COVID through vaccination, named “Gimme a V!”, ASC will launch a new series of commercials in January. The series aims to educate the public by combatting the most common fears surrounding the vaccine. The commercials are fronted by Quinn Buckner, NCAA & NBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, Civic leader, Sportscaster, the voice of the Indiana Pacers and American Senior Communities team member. This link previews just one of the commercials in the series.

ASC continues to be in close contact with local, state, and federal health authorities, following their guidance, mandates, and reporting requirements.

The residents and families we serve are our highest priority, and while this vaccine brings new hope and heightened optimism in the fight against COVID-19, we will continue to provide high-quality care with compassion to those entrusted to us with an overabundance of public health and infection control precautions.