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12.17.2020

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.

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
www.wth.org.