HARTFORD, Conn. — Since the first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived at its Saint Francis Hospital location on Dec. 15, Trinity Health Of New England has administered the first available COVID-19 vaccine to more than 1,100 healthcare workers, including the organization’s president and CEO, Dr. Reginald Eadie, co-chair of the Connecticut Governor’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Board.
Through a detailed and comprehensive COVID-19 vaccination program for colleagues and other healthcare workers throughout Connecticut and Western Mass., distribution of the vaccine continues at Saint Francis Hospital, Johnson Memorial Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital, and Mercy Medical Center.
“I have full confidence in the safety and efficacy of the vaccine,” Eadie said. “I am proud of our Trinity Health Of New England team who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure an efficient, safe vaccination program day in and day out, allowing colleagues within our healthcare system and beyond access to the vaccine if they choose to receive it.
“The vaccine is our best defense against stopping the spread of COVID-19 long-term,” he added. “I’m encouraging my family and everyone I know to get the vaccine as soon as supplies are available for them, too.”
Trinity Health Of New England urges everyone, including those who are vaccinated, to continue to follow current safety measures until there is widespread vaccination, including avoiding crowds, practicing physical distancing, mask wearing, and hand hygiene.