Dr. Elizabeth Sundberg was one of the first staff at Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center to receive a vaccine for COVID-19 from RN Peggy Imhoff.
First COVID vaccine given locally
In a historic moment, Dr. Elizabeth Sundberg was one of the first staff at Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center (JMHCC) to receive a vaccine for COVID-19 on Wednesday morning, Dec. 30.
Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were made available to hospital staff last week, while long-term care residents were expected to be immunized this week or next week. The vaccine is followed with a booster shot 28 days later. JMHCC is not requiring staff or residents to get the vaccine.
Federal and state officials have designated long-term care residents, health care staff and first responders as a priority for the first phase of distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine, while public immunizations will be made available next.
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