MIDDLETOWN - Garnet Health Medical Center, formerly Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce that its drive-through vaccination clinic for developmentally disabled persons has been …
MIDDLETOWN - Garnet Health Medical Center, formerly Orange Regional Medical Center, is pleased to announce that its drive-through vaccination clinic for developmentally disabled persons has been recognized in the international journal, Vaccine.
“This incredible effort reached a population that would not have easily received vaccinations due to their special requirements,” said Garnet Health Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Pamela Murphy. “I commend our drive-through vaccination team for its commitment to quality healthcare and our community.”
In partnership with the Medical Director of the Hudson Valley Department of Developmental Disabilities Services Offices, Dr. Bruce Reidenberg, the drive-through vaccination clinic, provided by Garnet Health Medical Center in early 2021, included Dr. Murphy; Registered Nurse, Chris Costello; and Pharmacists Maria Russo and Michael Reilly. The team averaged approximately 13 vaccinations per hour with two four-hour vaccination clinics provided in early 2021. The team assembled a curbside vaccination center on the Hospital’s campus making it easy for the patients to access care despite their limiting conditions. All paper work was prepared and submitted in advance and observation was accomplished by Dr. Murphy who rotated around active parking spaces during patients’ 15 minute post-vaccination observation period.
For more information and to view the article, visit https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X21012792?via%3Dihub.
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