Morning Pointe President Vital Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Alongside His 91-Year-Old Mother On His Birthday

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Greg Vital and his mother, Rita Vital
Greg Vital and his mother, Rita Vital

Morning Pointe Senior Living president Greg A. Vital received the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday with residents and associates of The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Collegedale. As individuals rolled up their sleeves for the first round of the vaccine, Mr. Vital was joined by his 91-year-old mother, Rita Vital, who also received the shot.

A healthcare industry leader for over 25 years and the founder of Morning Pointe, Mr. Vital feels strongly about leading by example for his company and the country.

“I am committed to taking this vaccine, as I ask all of Morning Pointe to do the same for the health of our residents and associates,” said Mr. Vital. “I purposely waited until 75 percent of our communities had held their vaccination clinics so that seniors who are most vulnerable had the opportunity to take it first. Our residents and associates are anxious to get back to the full Morning Pointe experience, and this is a monumental step forward in that direction.”

Vaccinations at Morning Pointe are underway in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, and Alabama through mid-April in a partnership with CVS Pharmacy. This process requires getting the vaccine two times over a three- to four-week period for maximum efficacy. CVS Pharmacy healthcare workers provide the schedule and administer the vaccine on-site at each Morning Pointe location.

Both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are being offered based on the state where the community is located.

For a full schedule of Morning Pointe vaccination clinics, visit www.morningpointe.com/covid_19.

Greg Vital receiving the COVID-19 vaccine
Greg Vital receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

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