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UPMC Updates Vaccination Status

January 13th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

At a press briefing Tuesdays,  UPMC leaders discussed the health system’s progress with administering COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline employees. According to Tami Minnier, UPMC’s chief quality officer, thousands of employees receive vaccinations each day. UPMC’s regional plans are launching this week to share vaccine doses with EMS, police, fire and other critical frontline personnel in the communities we serve. Public health and government partners are still working through direction and plans for providing vaccinations to the public. In addition to sharing vaccines, UPMC has successfully distributed monoclonal antibodies, making them available to COVID-19 patients before they are sick enough to go to the hospital and helping them recover. Despite these positive developments,  Dr. Donald Yealy, UPMC’s senior medical director and chair of emergency medicine, said now is not the time to let down your guard, emphasizing that COVID-19 is deadly and still surging…