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COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin at UPMC Western Maryland

December 21st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Monday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., 500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived at UPMC Western Maryland. Initial vaccinations of prioritized frontline staff began immediately. 1,400 more doses of the Moderna vaccine are expected to arrive at UPMC Western Maryland mid-week – enough to vaccinate every frontline employee who opts in. If a health care worker opts not to receive the vaccine now, they will quickly be rescheduled to receive it if and when they decide to.  Vaccinations of frontline staff will continue to run until all frontline staff wishing to get the vaccine have been accommodated, which should be accomplished in early January.