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Waukesha senior living community gears up for COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 16:26:42-05

WAUKESHA — Thirteen Capri Communities, senior living communities in southern Wisconsin, are working with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to prepare for receiving some of the first COVID-19 vaccines in the state.

Capri Communities, working with DHS, CVS and Walgreens, will be using the Moderna vaccine when it becomes available for its senior residents.

“After nearly ten long months of protecting our residents – both physically and mentally – knowing that vaccines have arrived in Wisconsin is an incredible sense of relief,” said Chief Operating Officer Geri Krupp-Gordon of Capri Communities. “We look forward to making this available as soon as possible to our residents who want to participate.”

Capri Communities have taken precautions throughout the pandemic to ensure the safety of its residents, including limiting visitors and adhering to CDC guidelines.

More recently, Capri began the installation of Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Systems, a technology used to neutralize and destroy 99.4% of viruses and other pathogens.

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