December 29, 2020
The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare professionals is giving hope to healthcare workers across the nation. North Suburban Medical Center received it's first round of Pfizer vaccines in mid-December, and a larger allotment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine just a short time later.
The Moderna shipment included enough to vaccinate every colleague at North Suburban Medical Center, which has more than 860 colleagues and more than 200 medical providers.
Using a tiered approach to distributing the vaccine, North Suburban started with colleagues and providers who work in high risk areas for COVID-19.
The first person at North Suburban to receive the vaccine was Dr. Tyler Cobb, an emergency medicine physician who has been caring for patients at North Suburban's main ER throughout 2020.
Dr. Cobb was the first of more than 400 colleagues who have received the vaccine as of December 28, 2020.
North Suburban will continue its vaccination efforts through January, and will begin offering vaccines six days a week to colleagues to vaccinate a large percentage of its workforce as quickly as possible.