December 18th, 2020 – 2:35 PM
Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor and Video Reporter
On Friday morning, Floyd Medical Center started to administer the first round of their recently received Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to their medical staff.
The first shipments of the vaccine began arriving in Georgia earlier this week after the US Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization for it.
Because this initial COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited, The Georgia Department of Public Health is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and prioritizing healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities for vaccination.
In the video below, we spoke with Floyd Medical Center’s Dr. Sheila Bennett more about the importance of this vaccine to the Floyd Medical Community, and we also spoke with Floyd Critical Care Nurse Robin Cater about what it was like to be the first staff member to receive the Pfizer Vaccine:
For more on this story, please see the video below: