First doses of COVID-19 vaccine given to Dahl staff


December 25, 2020

Dahl Memorial Healthcare employees Katie Stieg (right) and Raquel Williams (left) were the first two healthcare workers in Ekalaka to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine on Monday. The Moderna vaccine was granted an emergency use authorization by the United Stated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last Friday. DMHA began vaccinating healthcare personnel on Tuesday.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was created to prevent individuals from developing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. To obtain the best protection from getting COVID-19, two doses of the vaccine are required. The second dose is given at least 28 days after the initial...

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