Local Senior Living Center Reports 99% Vaccination Rate

Photo courtesy Belmont Village Senior Living Center
A Belmont Village resident receives the COVID-19 vaccine at one of the senior living organization’s facilities. In Belmont Village Burbank, the company’s CEO said, about 99% of residents have been vaccinated.

About 99% of residents at a local senior living center have received their second COVID-19 vaccine doses, the center’s CEO said, while at least 90% of the center’s employees have also received the vaccine.
The Burbank branch of Belmont Village Senior Living, which has more than 100 residents, also recently faced an outbreak of the coronavirus, according to an entry on the Los Angeles County’s public health department dashboard. The county reported 30 staff cases, 38 resident cases and nine deaths as of Tuesday.
Patricia Will, founder and CEO of Belmont Village, said the county confirmed that the outbreak ended last week, though she was not sure when it began. But the number of staff and residents who had tested positive continued to increase this week on the county’s COVID-19 dashboard. When asked about this, a spokeswoman for Belmont Village reiterated that there are currently no cases of COVID-19 at the Burbank facility.
The L.A. County Department of Public Health did not respond to questions asking when the outbreak began and whether it had been declared over by the Leader’s press deadline. Belmont Village Burbank remains on the county’s list of active outbreaks.
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