Local medical professionals take vaccine

Jan 8, 2021

A member of the Saint Claire Healthcare team was vaccinated last week.
Credit Saint Claire Healthcare

Local health officials say a nation-wide trend reported over the weekend does not apply locally.

On Sunday, Forbes reported a high percentage of health care professionals throughout the country—who have been prioritized as early receipts of the coronavirus vaccine—are hesitant or outright refusing to take it, despite clear scientific evidence that the vaccines are safe and effective.

Saint Claire healthcare president and CEO Donald Lloyd says his medical staff sees the vaccine as a god-send.

  Lloyd says a vaccine distribution plan is ready for the upcoming months, but in the meantime residents should be tested, even if they are not experiencing symptoms.