Dec. 21, 2020
The Brillion News
The following press release was issued to The Brillion News on Monday.
MANITOWOC - Frontline healthcare workers began receiving the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Manitowoc last week. Dr. Todd Nelson, a physician at Holy Family Memorial and member of the Manitowoc County Board of Health, was among those grateful for the opportunity.
“While I know it takes weeks to develop immunity, I am happy to have received the first of 2 injections in the COVID-19 vaccination process,” said Dr. Nelson. “At 24 hours post immunization the only side effect I have noticed is a slightly sore shoulder at the injection site.”
COVID-19 vaccinations are currently being administered to frontline healthcare workers in the County. Residents and staff in long term care facilities may also begin receiving vaccines as soon as December 28th directly through a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens.
The Manitowoc County Health Department stands prepared to provide immunizations to frontline healthcare workers, such as paramedics and first responders, who are unaffiliated with the larger healthcare systems that receive vaccine shipments directly. However, as of Monday the Health Department still has not received word from the State when it will receive its first allocations of the vaccine.