The entirety of Illinois’ initial allotment of coronavirus vaccine has now safely made its way, thanks to state trooper escorts, from the Illinois National Strategic Stockpile to 77 hospitals across the state, as well as to Chicago area hospitals including Naperville’s Edward Hospital, UChicago Medicine, Mt. Sinai, Rush University Medical Center and The New Roseland Community Hospital.
Roseland CEO Tim Egan said the hospital received 975 doses. That’s more than enough for each of its employees and affiliate doctors to get the vaccine, with some to spare.
Unlike medical facilities prioritizing doctors and nurses, he said the first five employees to get the Pfizer vaccine Thursday at Roseland included an engineer, an environmental services employee and a lab worker.
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