Westbrook Gardens Community Manager Sally Perry has confirmed 50 residents and staff have been given the Pfizer COVID vaccine.
Perry was contacted December 20 and told the team from the Oklahoma State Department of Health would be at their facility December 22.
The 10 member team arrived at Westbrook at 9 a.m. and inoculated residents and staff and then monitored each patient for 15 minutes to observe for side effects.
Perry said staff monitored the residents for another 48 hours.
“We are happy to report that no side effects were noted,” Perry told The Purcell Register.
“Most recipients had some soreness at the injection site but that was resolved within a couple of days,” she continued.
“We will be receiving our second injection (phase 2) January 12. We were informed after the first injection it was 80 percent effective and after the second injection it would be 95 percent effective,” Perry concluded.