Local Healthcare Workers Discuss Receiving their Coronavirus Vaccines

The first shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines arrived last week.
Over 340 people in Teton County have already received their first dose of the vaccine. State health officials say distribution will be limited to only the most essential workers for the time being. (Shutterstock)

by | Dec 23, 2020 | COVID-19, Health, News

Last week, health care workers around Teton County began receiving their first round of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Over 340 people have received their dose, with more expected at the beginning of next year. And although there were some mixed emotions about the vaccine and what this all means, the overwhelming feeling among workers included relief and hope for the first time in months. Several local healthcare workers, from Medicine Specialists to Surgeon’s Assistants, provided general thoughts about what this moment means to them.

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This story included thoughts from Dan Nelson, Maura Lofaro, A.J. Wheeler, Hilary Camino, and Shivyon Mitchell. 

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