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Ray of light ends a very dark year

It was a historic day on December 28 at ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital (CVHH). Frontline workers began receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the afternoon. 
Molly LaPointe, RN, Emergency Services was the first employee to receive the vaccine. Molly’s supervisor, Barb Gillen, RN, Director of Emergency Services was the second employee to receive it. 
“Molly and Barb have truly been on the front lines during this pandemic. They have been providing care to patients as they have come through the doors of the Emergency Department,” a press release from the hospital said.
“I care about my family and my patients,” said LaPointe after receiving the vaccine. “If it saves one life it’s worth it.” 
Over 20 CVHH employees were vaccinated on the first day. All employees that received their vaccine will receive a second dose in four weeks.
The distribution of the vaccine is in the early vaccination phase, with supplies being limited. As the number of available doses increases, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all Michigan residents.
The steps you can take to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself and loved ones are the 3 W’s – Wear a mask, Wash your hands, Watch your distance.
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