Nationally, we have seen issues with disribution of the covid-19 vaccine, but here in our tri-state, that isn’t happening.
Baptist Health, Deaconess Health System, and Owensboro Health have all reported having a surplus of vaccines available for their workers.
Baptist Health reporting a slight surplus. Deaconess reporting more than 10,000 doses of the vaccine are still free to be used, and Owensboro Health reporting more than 4,000 extra vaccines currently available.
Dr. Francis DuFrayne - Chief Medical Officer - Owensboro Health
“We have enough vaccines," said Dr. Francis DuFrayne, Chief Medical Officer of Owensboro Health. "The state of Kentucky has been very good about getting vaccines to us. We do have a slight surplus right now. We do have people scheduled for the next several days, and like i said, we’re doing the walk-in part of it too, so I’m really hoping by the end of the week, we’re able to wrap a lot of this up.”
So far, more than 1,500 Owensboro Health employees have been vaccinated, and more than 7,500 have been vaccinated from Deaconess.
Owensboro Health has made the vaccine available to all their front line healthcare workers that were directly in contact with covid patients, and now, any worker at Owensboro Health is able to schedule or walk in to receive a vaccine, as long as they have proper identification proving they work for the hospital.
And so far, it’s still too early for any of these medical systems to announce when the vaccine will be available for the general public.