First COVID-19 vaccines given locally
In a historic moment, Dr. Elizabeth Sundberg was one of the first staff at Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center (JMHCC) in Elgin 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 there 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.
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