On Friday, December 11th, 2020, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine, and on Friday, December 18th, 2020, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Moderna vaccine.
WHS will be following the guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and is currently in phase 1a of the vaccination process. In phase 1a, healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents will receive the vaccine.
Examples of healthcare personnel include:
- Nurses and nursing assistants
- Dentists, Dental hygienists and assistants
- Medical students and trainees
- Contractual staff
- Dietary and food services staff
- Environmental services staff
- Administrative staff
- And more
We are not currently taking outside requests for vaccines for those that are in phase 1b, 1c or the general public. If you would like to receive updates regarding COVID-19 vaccines, please sign up for our e-blast at whs.org/covid. We will continue to update this page regarding vaccine roll out and availability to the public.