The first group of MCMC medical staff prepare for the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

On December 16, 2020, MCMC joined many other medical facilities across the state and the nation as medical history was made. MCMC began vaccinating staff and county healthcare workers with the Pfizer vaccine, a vaccine that grants immunity to the SARS‐CoV‐2 disease that has plagued our nation since March. One of multiple vaccines being produced, Pfizer received FDA emergency use authorization a week prior to roll out. Though the vaccine is new the symptoms experienced have been
described as mild. Morale at MCMC is high as the vaccine brings a new wave of hope for the end of the pandemic.

Cindy Johnson, PharmD mixes the first vaccine at MCMC

Since March, MCMC staff and community healthcare workers have worked diligently to ensure the facility and the community stays safe during this global pandemic. As continue to rise in the midst of the holiday season, the vaccine comes as a huge relief and a glimmer of hope for 2021.

Once the vaccine arrives at the facility, there is a limited amount of time to administer it. The Pfizer vaccine is a two dose vaccine. Twenty‐one days after the first dose, the second dose will be administered.

For more information go to the CDC website:‐ncov/vaccines/index.html

Laurel Laurel, RN is given the first vaccine by Elizabeth Medina
Medical Director Loretta Conder, MD is given the vaccine by LeeAnn Dominguez