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Providence and Asante vaccinate first local healthcare workers for COVID-19

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Providence and Asante vaccinate first local healthcare workers for COVID-19
Providence and Asante vaccinate first local healthcare workers for COVID-19

Both Providence Medford and Asante Rogue Regional received their first doses this week and began inoculations on Friday.

35-thousand-100 doses.

Those doses were distributed to health care providers throughout the state.

The very first health care workers in oregon received their vaccinations wednesday with hospitals in portland being the first to administer the vaccine.

Endorsed a second covid-19 vaccine yesterday, paving the way for the shot to be added to the u.s. vaccination campaign.

The food and drug administration is expected to follow the recommendation and quickly "ok" the vaccine from moderna and the national institutes of health.

The fda advisers, in a 20-0 vote, agreed the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks for those 18 years old and up.

Once emergency use authorization is granted, eceive the moderna vaccine on monday.

Newswatch's adam schumes spoke to one doctor who will be one of the first to be inoculated.

You can say its history in the making.

"i grew up with a father who had ms so i think that impacted my decision to become a physician.

I saw him interact with the health care system many times throughout my childhood.

Aaron stutz has been a doctor for more than 10 years i'm a practicing emergency physician i'm working for the public health department as the public health officer right now but i'm actually board certified emergency physician" aaron works out of siskiyou county and on he monday he is set to make history " jails in congress are considered to be high risk in california and because i'm the acting jail physician at the county jail i'm set to receive a dose of the phizer vaccine on monday.

And you can say for aaron help is finally on the way " i'm happy that its here finally.

I've managed to avoid contracting covid this entire pandemic despite actively working in emergency departments and seeing dozen of patients who have covid.

Siskiyou county will get 385 doses of the pfizer vaccine.

"the only thing that i say that worries me is that there is a lot of trepidation in the community regarding the safety of the vaccine and the things that are being developed and thats going to be our main obstacle to getting through the pandemic is convincing the community that is safe and effective and its going to get us through the pandemic one way or another you can finally say their is a light at the end of the tunnel " i'm happy

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