Middlesex Health Begins Giving the COVID-19 Vaccine
MIDDLETOWN — Today, the first 12 Middlesex Health employees received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This small group was comprised of several frontline workers, including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and pharmacists, and helped the health system prepare for the opening of its vaccine clinic on December 17.
The clinic will be located at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown and open to both Middlesex Health employees and eligible health care personnel in the community.
Middlesex was one of the first health system’s in the country to receive a shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine on December 14.
“This is an exciting day for Middlesex Health and the communities we serve,” says Dr. Jesse Wagner, chief medical officer. “Being able to have our staff and medical staff vaccinated will help ensure they will continue to be safe and healthy, which will allow us to continue to provide our community with the best possible care.”
Although a vaccine is now available, Middlesex Health is still urging everyone to wear their masks, wash their hands and maintain their social distance.
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