Healthcare Workers at Wabash General Hospital Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine began at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, on Tuesday.

Posted: Dec 29, 2020 4:14 PM
Updated: Dec 30, 2020 10:42 AM

Frontline healthcare workers at Wabash General Hospital (WGH) in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, received the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

WGH says it has been working closely with the Wabash County Health Department and other entities throughout the pandemic in preparation for Tuesday's events.

Wabash General Hospital

"In this season of hope, this vaccine represents a great hope for the end of this deadly pandemic," said WGH's Chief of Staff, Dr. Levi McDaniel. "We are grateful for those who developed this vaccine and to all the people who volunteered to prove its safety and efficacy."

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Dr. McDaniel said the hospital is fortunate to be able to provide the vaccine to frontline healthcare workers who have put themselves directly into harm's way since the beginning of the pandemic.

"Many healthcare workers have died because of their service, including one of our very own at WGH," Dr. McDaniels shared. "Hopefully, this is what puts that to an end."

The slideshow above shows photos of healthcare workers at WGH receiving the vaccine.

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