On December 22, The Christ Hospital received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and began administering it to frontline workers.
"It's just incredibly exciting. I feel relief. I really do think it's potentially the beginning of the end and really the light at the end of the tunnel. It's just remarkable what science has done to get to this point, and I couldn't be more excited," said Dr. Tom Lamarre, Medical Director for Infectious Diseases. "The data is remarkable. I don't think people appreciate how incredible the safety and efficacy data are for this vaccine. This is the way forward."
"It's been really hard. It's been a lot of patients being alone – some of the sickest patients we've ever taken care of... It gave me the chills to know that there's finally an end in sight and we have hope," Abby McConnell, RN, Medical ICU.