Community Health Network begins COVID vaccinations of healthcare workers
Indianapolis—Community Health Network received its first shipment of the COVID vaccine and is administering doses to its first front-line caregivers. The first wave of vaccination clinics at Community Hospital North and Community Hospital Anderson began vaccinating healthcare workers representing several health systems this morning.
Thursday, the Community vaccination team conducted a trial run, administering the vaccination to 14 caregivers, including Steve Glover, a patient coordinator at Community Hospital North, who was the first from Community to receive the shot. As one of the first caregivers on a COVID unit back in March, Glover saw tragedy first-hand and wanted to be the first to get a vaccination to ‘show my race and my family that I am ok’, and so others can follow suit.
Community expects to vaccinate 500-700 healthcare workers per day. Vaccines are not mandatory for Community caregivers.
Community joins hospitals across the country providing the new COVID vaccine. Following guidelines from the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), the vaccine is being prioritized for healthcare workers in long-term care facilities, front line healthcare workers, licensed healthcare workers, and those who handle infectious disease materials and/or who care for patients.
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Contact: Kris Kirschner, kkirschner@eCommunity.com, 317.690.3982