Tri-State Memorial Hospital Begins Vaccination Process of Employees
Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine last week and began giving the vaccine to employees on Wednesday, December 16. Tri-State Memorial Hospital will be following the federal and state guidelines for administering the vaccine. The first phase, or tier, is to allocate the vaccine to first responders and healthcare workers. As of Friday, December 18, 20 employees have received the vaccination, with many more signing up daily.
Washington State created a phased approach to the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on the phases and distribution at Tri-State Memorial Hospital, please visit https://tristatehospital.org/covidvaccine/
Even though Tri-State Memorial Hospital has administered the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that we continue to social distance, wear a mask, and stay 6 feet apart.
“Tri-State Memorial Hospital is a leading healthcare provider in our area,” said Don Wee, CEO at Tri-State Memorial Hospital. “We have been planning for weeks to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We have sub-zero storage units to keep the vaccine safe, and we will continue to be prepared as we receive more. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is a victory that we will celebrate as we continue to fight against COVID-19.”