Covid-19 Vaccinations

North Central Health Care (NCHC) has begun the preparations necessary to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to residents of Mount View Care Center in Wausau and Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill, as well as healthcare personnel at each location. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that when a COVID-19 vaccine is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), vaccination in the initial phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program should be offered to both health care personnel and residents of long term care facilities.

"NCHC will continue to work diligently on meeting and exceeding infection prevention standards within our facilities, even after a vaccine is administered. We know the Covid-19 virus, as well as other illnesses like influenza, can be deadly, especially for those with compromised health and our elderly,” states Michael Loy, CEO of NCHC.

“Our staff have worked very hard to prevent the spread of illness within our facilities and we will continue to do so by following the recommendations set by the CDC to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to our residents and staff. This is a difficult time for our residents, their families and our healthcare workers and we are committed to do everything in our power to protect those we serve and our staff."

NCHC has assembled a vaccination planning team to address administration, policy, infection prevention and communication for the Covid-19 vaccine to both residents and staff. The team is led by Jaime Bracken, Chief Nursing Officer at NCHC and includes leadership from Infection Prevention, Skilled Nursing, Operations Management and Communications. NCHC is working closely with the Department of Health Services and will follow the guidance of the Wisconsin vaccination program. The vaccine program plans to unfold in a series of phases and will determine the vaccine allocation. NCHC has selected Walgreen’s to be our primary vendor to manage all aspects of the vaccine administration for our residents and staff in our long term care facilities.

New from the CDC

Website Link: What to Expect After Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions

We anticipate that families and staff will have questions regarding the Covid-19 vaccinations. We do know that the vaccination is new for every healthcare provider in the United States, but the vaccination process is not. Please see below for answers to questions that we anticipate receiving. If there is a question that you do not see here, please contact your social worker or manager and we will get answers for you.

FAQ's for Nursing Home Residents, Families & Representatives

FAQ's for NCHC Employees

Information from CDC About the Covid-19 Vaccine

CDC: Learn About the New mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC: Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC: How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

CDC: Myths and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

CDC: Pharmacy Partnership for LTC Program for COVID-19 Vaccine

Forms to Review

Covid-19 consent or declination forms are required to be on file for nursing home residents and employees.

Covid-19 Consent Form

Covid-19 Declination Form (Nursing Home Residents)