Serving the neighborhood is vital to system’s mission
DALLAS – On Tuesday nurses at Parkland Memorial Hospital administered its 100,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in its clinic on the hospital’s essential campus.
Since administering its first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020 to Perla Sanchez-Perez, a registered nurse within the hospital’s Tactical Care Unit the place COVID-positive sufferers are cared for, the system has been actively vaccinating first responders and others within the 1A class in addition to these over 65 who’re eligible within the 1B class as designated by the Facilities for Illness Management (CDC), the Texas Division of State Well being Companies and native tips. Parkland additionally supplies vaccine for some people who signed up via the Dallas County Well being and Human Companies (DCHHS) web site at Dallas County COVID-19 vaccine.
“This is a vital milestone in that greater than 65,000 distinctive members of our neighborhood have acquired both one or each doses of the COVID-19 vaccine,” stated Francesco Mainetti, vp of Transformational Initiatives who oversees Parkland’s vaccination effort. “Getting our neighborhood vaccinated is step one in having the ability to get again to issues like spending time with household and associates.”
Reaching this milestone has been a herculean crew effort involving a whole bunch of workers members and hundreds of man-hours in places together with the Ellis Davis Area Home and Dallas School-Eastfield Campus, two vaccination websites on Parkland’s essential campus in addition to some Neighborhood Oriented Major Care well being middle places.
And whereas the present frigid circumstances have briefly halted vaccinations on the drive via places, Parkland workers was busy vaccinating sufferers with appointments on the essential hospital campus and dealing behind-the-scenes rescheduling people for his or her first or second dose. In accordance with CDC tips the second dose will be administered as much as 42 days after the preliminary dose.
“If you weren’t in a position to make your COVID-19 vaccine appointment attributable to climate or if the vaccine clinic was closed, Parkland will contact you with additional directions by the top of the week,” Mainetti stated. “Please be affected person with us as we’re making lodging for everybody.”
If you want to enroll in a vaccine on the DCHHS web site, please go to Dallas County COVID-19 vaccine. For added info, please go to Texas Division of State Well being Companies