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Fort Scott residents vaccinated

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village is pleased to have partnered with the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) to help our residents receive their first round of the Moderna vaccine. We experienced 100% participation on Jan. 14. Many thanks go to CHCSEK registered nurses Kyla Probasco, Morgan Shockley, Karalee Shoopman and Kristen McCoy for their kindness and diligence.

On March 13, 2020, former President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency and stay-at-home orders began across the country. This past year has changed the lives of so many, but senior living residents were affected most. Instantly, life changed and brought a great deal of uncertainty. The everyday normal had to change in order to protect the ones we love.

Thanks to the diligence of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village staff, we were able to keep the number of COVID-19 cases to a minimum and avoided prevalent spread throughout the community. We have an excellent COVID-19 response team.

On the day the vaccine was first administered, one couldn’t help but feel change in the atmosphere. Residents were nothing but smiles, with a sense of faith and hope restored and life starting to look a little bit more normal. Once residents reach full immunity following the second dose, residents will be able to come and go without having to quarantine when they return. They can go back to church, take trips to the grocery store or coffee shop, and visit family and friends. Presbyterian Village will continue to follow CDC guidelines throughout the community.

If you would like more information about Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, please contact Megan Brillhart 620-223-5550 or

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