Indiana health care workers receive COVID-19 vaccines as first doses arrive to state

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Health

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Health

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Health

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Health

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Health

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Health

INDIANAPOLIS—Six frontline health care workers in Fort Wayne received some of the first COVID-19 vaccines in Indiana after the state’s first doses arrived Monday morning, the Indiana State Department of Health announced.

A physician, nurse, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, patient care tech and environmental services tech at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne each received a COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

Parkview is one of five pilot hospitals that will receive the vaccine first. The hospital received its first shipment of the vaccine around 7 a.m. Monday and began administering the vaccine around noon.

Photos of the vaccines being administered in Fort Wayne will be shared with The History Center of Fort Wayne.

Over 20,000 Indiana health care workers have registered to receive the first dose of the vaccine as of Monday morning, according to the ISDH.

A total of 55,575 doses of the vaccine are expected to be distributed across over 50 Indiana hospitals by the end of the week, the health department said.

Additional shipments are expected weekly.

The state has prioritized frontline health care workers who provide direct patient care and long-term care residents and staff to receive the vaccine.

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