Vaccine prioritized for clinical staff/nursing home
Fisher-Titus is expected to receive a shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Ohio Department of Health have identified who will be prioritized to receive the vaccination. This includes: Health care providers and personnel who are routinely involved with the care of COVID-19 patients, residents and staff at nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, people who live in group homes or centers and staff at those locations, residents and staff of Ohio’s veterans homes, and EMS responders.
Beginning next week, Fisher-Titus will administer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for those specified groups of employees.
“We are thrilled about being about to provide our staff and senior care residents with this added layer of protection,” said Brent Burkey, MD, president and CEO of Fisher-Titus. “The vaccine has been proven safe and effective in large scale testing trials with minimal side effects and will be an important asset in fighting the spread of COVID-19.”
Fisher-Titus has not received word on when they will have the COVID-19 vaccine for public distribution.
“At this time, there are a limited number of vaccines available,” Dr. Burkey said. “When Fisher-Titus receives doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the general public, this information will be communicated out on our website, social media platforms, and through our physician offices.”
For questions on how Fisher-Titus has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit fishertitus.org/coronavirus.