First COVID-19 Vaccine for Frontline Healthcare Workers Administered at Manatee Memorial Hospital

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
First COVID-19 Vaccine for Frontline Healthcare Workers Administered at Manatee Memorial Hospital

Joanne Nipper, RN, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, receives the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Manatee Memorial Hospital has received the first shipment of the Emergency Use Authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Joanne Nipper, RN, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, was the first frontline healthcare worker to receive the immunization. She was followed by Jerry Larona, RN, Medical/Surgical Unit, Ralph Gonzalez, MD, Neurology/Chief of Staff and Jay Dominguez, MD, Internal Medicine, Chief Resident. The first four frontline healthcare workers received the immunization at 1 pm ET today, December 23, 2020. 

Manatee Memorial Hospital received an initial allotment of the Moderna vaccine for the hospital’s frontline healthcare workers this morning.  

Manatee Memorial Hospital healthcare workers began signing up for the immunization when news arrived last week from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that mentioned Manatee Memorial Hospital would be receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Additional vaccine shipments for the hospital are anticipated in the coming days.

Get information on the emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccines from the U. S. Food & Drug Administration →