AdventHealth Manchester Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines: ‘A defining moment’ to help stop the spread of the virus Frontline health care workers begin vaccinations today

AdventHealth Manchester received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines yesterday and will began inoculating frontline team members today.

“We were excited to receive the Moderna vaccine yesterday and will begin vaccinating our team members tomorrow,” said Chris Self, Chief Executive Officer at AdventHealth Manchester. “We are very hopeful that this will be the beginning of the end of our fight against this pandemic.”

“We are convinced that this is a safe and effective vaccine,” said Chris Self, Chief Executive Officer at AdventHealth Manchester. “This is a defining moment. We will never forget COVID-19 and where we were when the vaccine was released.”

With the recent Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the FDA for the Moderna vaccine, AdventHealth received its initial run of up to 400 inoculations.

AdventHealth team members who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, including nutritional services, environmental services, respiratory therapists, nurses, and physicians, will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

“We are so thrilled and excited about the vaccine,” said Karen Bell, Chief Nursing Officer of AdventHealth Manchester. “It is the best way to keep our colleagues and our loved ones well. This vaccine can be a gamechanger for our team members and community.”