OhioHealth Associates Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on January 8, 2021

OhioHealth Associates Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

All associates agreed they were taking the vaccine for the safety of their patients and families.

Dr. Joseph Gastaldo, OhioHealth medical director of infectious diseases stated, “As infectious disease experts, we have known that for the tide to turn in this tremendous battle with a very deadly disease we needed a vaccine, and now we are starting the next phase in saving lives,”. This is the most critical moment we have been waiting months for. We believe after going through the rigor of testing and trials, just at an accelerated pace, this vaccine is safe.”

Pictured above are: OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital associates: Judy Wirbel (Imaging Department Secretary), Chad Jamison (RN) and Kirby Rawlins (Physical Therapist) awaiting to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“At Hardin Memorial Hospital, we are very excited about this next step in the battle against the deadly COVID-19 diseases,” Joy Bischoff, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital Chief Nursing Officer said. “We have worked together at OhioHealth to get the vaccine, to plan for our staff to get vaccinated, and to continue to care for our patients at the very highest levels. Our staff has answered the call, they have worked tirelessly to save lives, and now this vaccine is for them, to keep them healthy as the battle against COVID-19 continues.”

“We couldn’t be more excited for this day,” Dr. Gastaldo said. “This is light at the end of a months long tunnel. And while this isn’t the end, we are hopeful that it can be the beginning of the end, with the hope of vaccinations for the American public at large throughout 2021.”

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