92-year-old in Westlake senior facility one of first to get COVID-19 vaccine

Residents at Brookdale Senior Facility were vaccinated Friday

92-year-old in Westlake senior facility one of first to get COVID-19 vaccine

WESTLAKE, Ohio (WOIO) - Brookdale Westlake Village became one of the first skilled nursing facilities in Ohio to administer the COVID-19 vaccine Friday morning.

Frank Hoerrle, 92, was the first to receive the vaccine, and he was thrilled about it.

“I really appreciate the opportunity to get this shot first – to help every body else follow the lead,” Hoerrle said.

The vaccinations were administered by pharmaceutical staff from CVS lead by John Aivazis, a district leader at CVS Health.

Aivazis sees this as a wonderful opportunity to show his company’s leadership in the fight to eliminate COVID-19.

“This is what we go to school for, and this is what we are here to do,” he said.

Friday, CVS medical professionals gave out 150 doses of the vaccine to staff and residents at the Brookdale complex.

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