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Health System Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

Jackson, Tennessee (December 17, 2020) – West Tennessee Healthcare received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday morning, December 17, at Jackson-
Madison County General Hospital.

According to Tina Prescott, Chief Operating Officer, approximately 1,950 medical professionals will be vaccinated in the next 5 days and the health system will be sending vaccines to all of its hospitals in the region.

Ms. Prescott stated, “This is a huge step for the workers on the front line, and we are very excited to begin administering the vaccine. The vaccine will be administered first to inpatient and other high-exposure health care team members.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic, West Tennessee Healthcare facilities have tested over 24,000 patients for COVID-19 and have cared for more than 5,000 hospitalized patients.