Newsletter: Vol 25 Issue 2 (March – April 2021)
Metta Medical Care held its first COVID-19 vaccination exercise for its clients in its part to support immunity for the community. Held on 23 March 2021 at Metta Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly, over 60 elderly clients took their first COVID-19 vaccination. The morning atmosphere was a mix of calmness and anxiousness among the elderly as some were apprehensive over the injection, while others took it casually with no expectations. Many of the clients had their caregivers and/or family members accompany them for the vaccination exercise. Keeping in line with safe management measures, the clients are segregated into six separate slots throughout the day with 12 to 13 elderlies in each batch. Staff Nurse of MDRC, Fareha Faeizah Binte Mohamed Yusoff, busily tended to the clients to ensure that they are feeling well before and after the vaccination, as well as check that the elderly have taken a light breakfast before they arrived. This is to ensure that there would be no risks of light-headedness after the process is over.
Metta Welfare Association would also like to thank the staff of Health Promotion Board who assisted us with the registration and vaccination process.