Vidant Health Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine | Beaufort County Now | Vidant received 3,900 doses of the vaccine, which will be administered to frontline team members across the system starting today | vidant health, first shipment, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccine, december 17, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Vidant Health Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

Press Release:

    Greenville, N.C.     Dec. 17, 2020 — Vidant Health has received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Vidant received 3,900 doses of the vaccine, which will be administered to frontline team members across the system starting today, as outlined by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

    In Phase 1, the following Vidant team members and other community health care providers will be among the first to be offered the vaccine: Health care workers and first responders who are caring for a COVID or "very likely" COVID patient and those highest at-risk for infection or severe illness.

Vidant Health team members unload the first shipment of Pfizerís COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.

    "The vaccine offers incredible hope for our health care workers, families, friends, neighbors and the world," said Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO, Vidant Health. "While this is a monumental step in overcoming the pandemic, we do not yet know when the vaccine will be available to the broader community. It remains vitally important that the community helps us stop the spread now by wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands often. We need your help."

Vidant Health team members store the first shipment of Pfizerís COVID-19 vaccine in an ultra-cold freezer on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.

    Vidant has full confidence in the products that have come to market and highly advocates that the public get vaccinated when the vaccines are available to the general public. Furthermore, Vidant is ready and available to partner with state agencies as plans for vaccine deployment evolve over the next few months.

    Notes:

  • Interviews with Dave Harlow, vice president of allied health for Vidant, will be accommodated today, Dec. 17, at 3:30 p.m. via a virtual conference call. Please RSVP for the dial-in number.
  • Due to visitation restrictions, and increasing spread, b-roll courtesy of Vidant Health will be available by request.
  • Vaccination email updates will be provided on an ongoing basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


  • Contact: Brian Wudkwych
  •     brian.wudkwych@vidanthealth.com



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