Beverly Harborlight House Staff, Members Get Vaccinated, Beverly Patch

Element Care helped deliver the second dose to the at-risk and low-income seniors on Thursday.

BEVERLY, MA — Patricia Jackson admits she was nervous about getting a coronavirus vaccine shot when they first became available. It was only after talking to her doctor at Harborlight House that she decided it go for it.

“She went over everything about it and made me feel better,” Jackson said, “so I was like, ‘Cool, let’s do this.'”

On Thursday, Jackson was one of 18 members and 22 staff at Harborlight who received their second shot through a clinic held through a community partnership with Element Care out of Lynn, which supports vulnerable and low-income seniors on the North Shore.

“I was happy with how fast Element Care was able to get the COVID vaccine shots outs to all of us in the program as I know a lot of folks were struggling to find one,” Jackson said.

Element Care registered nurses Jessica Etten and Heidi Connolly helped administer the shots.

“Our seniors rely and count on us so we are making sure to get the vaccine out to them as quickly as possible,” Connolly said. “It’s nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

“After a long and hard pandemic it’s great to finally be able to get the vaccine to our participants and see some hope for a chance at normalcy again,” Etten agreed.

Element Care will next be in conjunction with the Newburyport Health Department at the Newburyport Council on Aging on Sunday.