COVID vaccination begins for healthcare workers; no timeline set for general public
DECEMBER 17, 2020 – The federal and state governments will drive the COVID vaccine delivery process and timeline. Northfield Hospital + Clinics is on track to receive enough of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for NH+C staff and providers only, as priority 1A workers. NH+C expects to begin vaccinating staff the week of December 21 and continue through December and January.
There is no timeline yet for vaccinating the general public. It is expected to take until February/March to vaccinate healthcare workers and nursing home residents across the U.S. before beginning general vaccinations.
NH+C does not have a waitlist for COVID vaccination. Patients do not need to call or plan a vaccine visit right now.
NH+C anticipates the federal and state governments will share information publicly at the same time they share information with healthcare organizations. Follow CDC updates here: https://bit.ly/cdc-COVIDvaccine
NH+C also will keep the community informed as best it can as the situation develops – on its website bit.ly/nhc-covid19 and through news outlets and social media.
In the meantime, keep up with COVID precautions: Wear a mask, keep distance, don’t gather, stay home as much as possible.
“We can truly see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we are in a very vulnerable moment,” says NH+C CEO Steve Underdahl. “We have more cases of COVID now than we have all year. Stress and fatigue make us want to take a holiday away from COVID worries right now. We simply can’t. This is a crucial time to keep ourselves and our families well.”