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  • Cobb’s Sterling Estates first senior community to complete COVID-19 vaccine program to residents and caregivers

    Published on January 19, 2021

    Marietta: Senior living community owner and operator Sterling Estates has received shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to schedule and complete the second round of doses for residents, healthcare workers and staff in all three of its Georgia properties. Sterling Estates administered the first round of vaccinations on December 24, 2020; its medical staff, working with Transitional Care Physicians of America (TCPA) and Guardian Pharmacy will administer the second round starting January 25, 2021 at Sterling Estates of East Cobb (4220 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068), Sterling Estates of West Cobb (3165 Dallas Highway, Marietta, Georgia 30064) and Azalea Estates of Fayetteville (105 Autumn Glen Circle, Fayetteville, Georgia 30215). Sterling Estates applied for and was designated a tier one distribution center for COVID-19 vaccinations, and will be the first senior living communities in Metro Atlanta to complete the inoculation of its residents and staff.

    “We are pleased with the acceptance rate by our residents and staff, with close to 95% of our residents agreeing to take the vaccine,” said Sterling Estates Vice President of Operations and Partner Nathan Madigan. “Through our first round of doses, we haven’t had any residents or staff report material adverse side effects. Our senior residents are proud to be among the leaders for the nation in taking on this virus through the vaccines.”

    Hart Williford, a resident at Sterling Estates of West Cobb, expressed excitement over getting his second shot. ‘We look forward to receiving our second dose of the vaccine and getting on with living. We got a lot to do.”

    “Completing the vaccination process is a big step for our communities, residents and staff,” continued Madigan. “Our partnerships are an integral component in helping us provide this life-saving service to those who need it most; TCPA and Guardian and their trained personnel have been instrumental in the smooth implementation of our vaccination process. While many have complained about distribution and implementation bottlenecks across the country, we have not experienced that and are thankful that the supply chain and our ability to host clinics for the vaccine have been efficient and timely.”