Ensuring the health and safety of Generations at Oakton’s residents is something they take very seriously and is top priority at the facility. And if they can have a little fun with the process it makes their jobs that much more enjoyable! Oakton’s admissions Director Joclyn Abreu and receptionist Ericka Bustamante were the creative minds behind the “Photo booth” and “Picture Frames” encouraging the staff and setting the mark for the facility’s goal of 100% staff participation during flu shot season.
On the first Friday of October, Oakton started their campaign to give the flu shot to staff when they collected their paychecks with 80% of the staff vaccinated within the first 3 days. As the month drew to an end, their staff reached their goal of 100% compliance. All of the staff has either received the flu shot or has an acceptable declination.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older be vaccinated against the flu. Flu shots are the most effective method to protect against this virus and its related complications.
The CDC also states it’s important for individuals who work in long-term care, to get vaccinated against influenza each year. The staff at Generations at Oakton wants to encourage everyone to get vaccinated this season.