Over 300 retirement home residents receive COVID vaccine

Over 300 residents got the shot during the community's first vaccine clinic.

Posted: Jan 10, 2021 5:50 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2021 8:56 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Nearly all of the residents at The Springs at Greer Gardens Retirement Living in Eugene got the COVID-19 vaccine Sunday.

Over 300 residents got the shot during the community's first vaccine clinic. CEO and Owner, Fee Stubblefield, said this will bring them one step closer to having a normal life.

"We've seen people crying, we've seen people just jumping up and down with happiness that there's a sense this is going to come to an end," Stubblefield said. "There's a sense that we're going to get back to normal, that there's a sense they will be free again and that they can connect again."

Robert Berry is a resident in the community and said he was thrilled to finally get the vaccine.

"I felt good," Berry said. "I felt like I've been relieved."

Stubblefield said there was some frustration that not all residents in the community could get the vaccine right when it came out.

Last week, staff was only able to give vaccines to those living in the assisted living and memory care departments in the community. However, this week nearly all the residents living in the complex were able to get the vaccine.

"Over 95% of our residents are vaccinated today," Stubblefield. "Our residents are our number one priority. Our second priority is our caregivers and staff."

Donald Schroeder is a resident and a physician. He said he got the vaccine Sunday because he knows it's safe.

"It has passed all three phases and it's absolutely safe," Schroeder said. "I would encourage everyone out there to get the vaccine."

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 132412

Reported Deaths: 1799
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28237458
Washington18512171
Marion16085238
Clackamas11577138
Lane8219108
Jackson686284
Umatilla670968
Deschutes490736
Yamhill316245
Malheur312452
Linn310246
Klamath242238
Polk241340
Josephine170633
Jefferson168725
Benton168414
Douglas166643
Union110416
Wasco106323
Columbia103318
Lincoln98517
Hood River94821
Coos93315
Morrow92710
Clatsop6695
Crook60410
Baker5665
Tillamook3622
Curry3185
Lake2295
Grant2131
Harney1734
Wallowa963
Gilliam481
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00
Eugene
Mostly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 55°
Corvallis
Partly Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 55°
Roseburg
Partly Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 53°
North Bend
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 54°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events