UW Drugs, Seattle Youngsters’s and Swedish are all anticipated to vaccinate frontline staff this week. Overlake will start inoculations subsequent week.
EDMONDS, Wash. — Extra coronavirus vaccines are coming, and for some hospitals they’ve already arrived and are being doled out.
Here is when a few of western Washington’s largest well being care suppliers will vaccinate frontline staff.
Seattle Youngsters’s hospital started inoculating its employees Wednesday.
Swedish launched photographs of a few of their first vaccine recipients from Tuesday night time. A spokesperson mentioned further particulars are being labored out for his or her campuses.
The 4 UW Drugs hospitals, together with Harborview Medical Middle, Valley Medical Middle and the Northwest campus, will formally start vaccinations on Thursday. This coincides with employees ending their work weeks to protect towards the impacts of uncomfortable side effects. UW Drugs received the first batch of three,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine at 7 a.m. Monday morning.
Subsequent week, Overlake says they’re anticipating to start inoculating their employees with the Pfizer vaccine.
Overlake Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Knoepfler mentioned there are priorities even inside the 1A group, which broadly contains residents in nursing and congregate services. Their prime precedence are these employees members prone to contracting the virus, as a result of they deal with COVID-19 sufferers, and people who are at larger threat of COVID penalties, together with the issue of age – these over 65.
“Clearly, the extra of those in play, the earlier the person is vaccinated,” Knoepfler mentioned in a hospital steadily requested questions weblog.
Michele Roberts, the state Division of Well being’s vaccine coordinator, advised KING 5 final week that she expects the system to clean out in January.
However already the huge inoculation job has taken a pointy bounce with the anticipated arrival this week of the primary 60,400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and another 160,000 is anticipated by the tip of the month.
If all goes effectively and the Moderna vaccine is authorised this week, one other 180,000-plus doses of that vaccine might arrive this month.