Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) is one of the Florida hospitals selected to receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. TMH expects to receive an allotment of 5,600 vaccines on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. A plan is already in place based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for vaccine distribution and the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.
“On behalf of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, we are thrilled to receive our first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccines,” said Mark O’Bryant, President & CEO of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. “Getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, social distancing and frequent hand washing will collectively help us get our families and communities back to normal.”
“We understand our community may have questions about the vaccine and its safety. After closely reviewing the research and current recommendations of experts in this field, we are confident this vaccine is safe and effective, “ said Andrea Friall, MD, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.
For individuals interested in learning more, TMH and The Village Square are hosting a conversation about COVID-19 vaccines and the development of vaccines with nationally acclaimed members of the FDA’s Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. Join Skip Foster on Jan. 13 at 1 pm as he speaks with Dr. Paul Spearman, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Dr. Geeta Swamy, Associate Vice President for Research at Duke University, about vaccine development and safety.
“In addition to vaccinating our own frontline colleagues, Tallahassee Memorial will distribute vaccines to other local healthcare providers so they can begin vaccinating their own frontline staff including Bond Community Health Center, Neighborhood Medical Center, TMH Physician Partners, Capital Health Plan, Tallahassee Primary Care Associates and more,” said Dean Watson, MD, Chief Integration Officer at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and Capital Health Plan.