A care home in Cardiff has become the latest to have its residents receive the Covid-19 vaccine
Residents and staff from Tŷ Llandaff, an ‘all-inclusive’, residential, nursing, palliative and respite care home in Conway Road, Pontcanna, had the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab which was the second vaccine in the UK to be approved against coronavirus on December 30 last year.
NHS staff visited the home in January to administer the inoculations with each one taking a few minutes.
Residents had a short rest in the home’s fabulous home cinema area for a period to ensure none of them suffered any side effects afterwards. They will need to have a second dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine within the next 12 weeks. Staff at Tŷ Llandaff also received the jab.
Despite the mass vaccinations at the home, Tŷ Llandaff, however, will continue with strict infection control guidelines at the home including the required personal protective equipment (PPE) by all staff. When visits from family members are allowed inside the home’s ‘Covid-proof’ pod, all visitors are required to wear full PPE, including gloves, aprons and face masks, have their temperature checked along with a complete risk assessment.
Tŷ Llandaff was one of the first care homes in Cardiff to close its doors last Spring when the coronavirus outbreak started before the first national lockdown was introduced. The home did so, in order to create a ‘cocooning environment’ for its residents and keep those in their care safe.
Tŷ Llandaff service manager Lisa Cristina said: “Everybody at the home is delighted that all the residents have had their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and we look forward to everybody receiving the second dose in the next 12 weeks.”