Trident Health Announces Successful Roll Out of COVID Vaccine

Karen Gersch, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, Trident Medical Center, receives the COVID vaccine.

Karen Gersch, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, Trident Medical Center, receives the COVID vaccine.

TRIDENT HEALTH REPORTS SUCCESSFUL ROLL OUT OF PHASE 1 OF COVID VACCINATION STRATEGY

North Charleston, SC (January 4, 2021) – Trident Health announces it has administered all of the 1,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine it received for Phase l of the health system’s COVID vaccination strategy. Trident Health Vice President of Public Relations and Communications Rod Whiting added, “We are especially pleased to announce more than 90% of our frontline staff who care for COVID patients daily in the ER, ICU, COVID Unit and our Respiratory Therapists received the first dose of the vaccine.”

“We understand the urgency of completing our COVID vaccination schedule. The sooner healthcare providers finish vaccinating their staff the quicker the vaccine will be available to the general public.”

Trident Health includes Trident Medical Center, Summerville Medical Center, Brighton Park Emergency, Centre Pointe Emergency and Moncks Corner Medical Center. On Wednesday, January 6, Trident Health will start vaccinating staff and physicians who are scheduled for the second dose of the vaccine. Days for employees and physicians who would like to receive the first dose have also been scheduled

The health system also reports more than 150 patients have received the early-COVID infusion therapy bamlanivimab. The therapy is appropriate for patients newly diagnosed with COVID and who are at high risk of hospitalization. As of today, the therapy is 99% effective in keeping those patients out of the hospital.”

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