With Final Shot, Residents ‘Kiss COVID Goodbye’

Posted on February 23rd, 2021

By Barbara Sutherland

At Hawthorne, all residents who agreed to receive the COVID vaccine have now been fully immunized. The second dose milestone was reached on February 10th, and residents were rewarded with a cheeky treat to ‘Kiss COVID goodbye’.

Hershey's Kisses for Second Dose

“The recreation team was on hand to give out some post-immunization treats and decided to go with a Valentine’s theme,” says Recreation Therapist Jessica Craig. “We gave out Hershey’s Kisses to everyone that received their second dose, much to their delight.”

Finally Turning a Corner

“We thought it was an important milestone and one that should be acknowledged and celebrated as the residents at Hawthorne have had such a long struggle with the COVID-19 restrictions in place. The immunizations mean that we are finally turning a corner.”

“It was an exciting day,” Jessica adds, “one that everyone at the Cochrane site looked forward to for many months as it signaled a potential return to some kind of normalcy.”

Photo: Resident Gladys Sands exits the February 10 COVID vaccination clinic at Hawthorne with her pouch of ‘Kiss COVID goodbye’ Hershey’s kisses.