Vaccinating the Most Vulnerable
The last few days at Pine Street Inn have been very exciting, with the start of vaccinations for our shelter guests and frontline staff.
“It was so emotional. Finally some hope and finally some light at the end of this very long, bleak year,” said Lyndia Downie, President and Executive Director at Pine Street Inn. “I want to be realistic, it’s going to be a long road. We can’t give up social distancing or personal protective equipment or the universal testing we’ve been doing.”
Andre, a Guest Services Specialist in the Men's Inn, shared, "I feel excited about it. I've been in every day through all of this. The shot is inspiring me, it's going to encourage a lot of other people. When you have worked here a while, the guys expect you to be a role model, and they will follow, so I'm glad I can do this for them, and my family."
Jeffrey, a Pine Street shelter guest, noted, "I've been watching the news, and this will protect me from getting sick. I've had people I know, including my mother, die because of this virus. I wish the vaccine had come sooner."