Deaconess Receives First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment

Deaconess received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday morning, and several frontline healthcare workers are now scheduled to be the first to receive the vaccine at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh on Wednesday.

Posted: Dec 15, 2020 12:37 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2020 12:53 PM

Deaconess received its first shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday morning.

You can see a slideshow of the shipment being transported through the facility's halls above.

Several frontline healthcare workers will be the first to receive the vaccine on Wednesday morning at Deaconess Gateway.

Related: COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at Baptist Health Madisonville

Deaconess said it expected to receive around 2,000 doses of the vaccine initially, while Ascencion St. Vincent is scheduled to receive nearly 1,000 doses.

The first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to hit the Hoosier State arrived on Monday morning and were administered to several healthcare workers with Parkview Health in Fort Wayne and Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

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