HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – Doris Clark sat down, rolled up her sleeve and waited for the pinch.
She was one of several residents and staff members at Parker at Stonegate, an assisted living community on River Road, to receive her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday afternoon.
“I’m taking the vaccine because it’s going to help to keep me healthy and we don’t want anyone getting sick because this virus is very, very dangerous,” she said. “I like everyone here and want to be with them again soon.”
Clark and more than 300 of her fellow residents at Parker’s elder care campuses at Highland Park, Piscataway, New Brunswick, Somerset and Monroe Township have signed up to receive the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.
More than 500 employees have also signed up to be vaccinated.