Louisville, KY – Health care professionals from the Baptist Health Louisville are the first to receive the Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The health care workers from the BH Louisville Baptist are using the initial 975 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and they are vaccinating the frontline workers first.
The president of Baptist Health Louisville, Larry Gray, said:
“We are grateful for the opportunity to offer this vaccine to our frontline employees who are caring for our most vulnerable patients. We eagerly look forward to the day that the vaccine is most readily available to provide needed protection for all of our families and neighbors.”
Five health care professionals from the Baptist Health Louisville were the first to receive the vaccine:
- Dr. Subin Jain
- Frank Porter
- Dr. Anna Hart
- Krista Kirby
- Rene White
All 975 doses should be given out by next week, just in time for Christmas. It’s a voluntary vaccine, up for grabs to any one of the 22,500 employees across the network, all considered Frontline workers. Five of Baptist Health’s nine hospitals were chosen to distribute the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine to healthcare workers. Baptist Health Floyd in Indiana is expecting shipments of the vaccine to arrive later in the week.