NCH hospitals to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses Wednesday

Thursday, 24 Dec, 2020

NIH researchers worked with drugmaker Moderna to develop and test its Covid-19 vaccine, which became the first out of dozens of hopefuls to begin human trials this spring.

Cincinnati Children's will start vaccinating employees on Wednesday and in upcoming weeks. The dashboard shows the number of people who received their first dose and, starting in January, will provide a separate number for those who have completed their vaccination.

Greg Wood, president and CEO of Scotland Health Care System, was the first in line to roll up his sleeve and be vaccinated Tuesday with the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19.

Jamie Kisgen, infectious disease pharmacy manager at SMH, called the arrival of the vaccine the greatest moment the hospital has had during the pandemic and a welcome development for employees after a hard year.

The vaccine was co-developed by the Massachusetts-based biotechnology company Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, led by immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci. Greg Abbott were also scheduled to receive vaccinations Tuesday.

That vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use during the weekend, and health officials could receive news of when the shipment will be arriving any time in the coming days.

Later, Fauci also addressed the children's concerns regarding when they would be able to get safely vaccinated just like Santa. He was confident and hopeful, of taking a major step towards fulfilling the institute's promise of ending the pandemic with the vaccines. "I consider it an honor to be a part of this process".

"We wanted something that can be transported more easily", Tubbs said.

More COVID-19 vaccines are rolling into Florida.

Storage complications for the ultracold Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine meant the Iowa City hospital won't receive the first-out-of-the gate vaccine until next month. Both vaccinations require getting two shots to be effective.

"The community wants to know when (the vaccines) are coming and what the plan is", Morelli said.