Entire OKC Retirement Community To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Tuesday, January 26th 2021, 5:04 am
By: Caleb Califano

Oklahoma City -

St. Ann Retirement Community administrators said Tuesday is an exciting day as all of the community residents will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

In total, around 130 people in the community will be getting the shot.

For about the past year, administrators say it's been a scary time for the residents at St. Ann.

Independent and especially assisted living communities have been hit the hardest by the pandemic.

St. Ann said for the independent living community, all the paperwork has been filled out for the residents, and they're ready to take that hopeful first step back into normal life.

"It's the end of the tunnel and we are starting to see it. We are getting plans to get back to somewhat normal," said Sid Espinosa, the executive director of the community.

Espinosa said their convent, and 50 apartments in their assisted living community got vaccinated Monday. So, all residents are on their way to being protected.

He also said if everything goes smoothly, their next step is to eventually open their dining hall, which has been partially closed. He said that's the most important time of the day for many in the community.