First Boys Town Hospital Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
On Tuesday, December 22, Boys Town National Research Hospital received a delivery of 400 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and began vaccinating direct healthcare staff, specifically those working with positive COVID-19 patients.
“I just got the COVID vaccine, and I’m thrilled to be able to do this for my patients, for myself and for my family – to keep all of us safe,” said
Mohan Mysore, M.D., Director of the Boys Town Advanced Care Unit. “We anticipate that this is the beginning of the end, but we still need to maintain social distancing, wear a mask, wash our hands and do all the things that we’ve been doing so well over the past several months.”
With 830 direct care staff working in healthcare settings across the hospital, primary and specialty care clinics and Residential Treatment Center, the first shipment allows Boys Town to provide vaccinations for 48% of direct care staff, with hopes of receiving more vaccines in the coming weeks.
Thank you to all who have continued to keep patients and families first throughout this pandemic and to those who are helping us distribute this long-awaited vaccine!