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.
About West Tennessee Healthcare:
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations
serving 19 counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West
Tennessee Healthcare is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve
while providing exceptional and compassionate care. For more information, visit