COVID-19 vaccinations at CHOC

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved the emergency use of the first COVID-19 vaccine, which is shown to be 95% effective at preventing COVID disease. While long-term data is not yet available, early clinical results demonstrate the vaccine’s safety.

The vaccines are being distributed based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. This group is directing first doses to high-risk health care workers and residents in long-term care facilities. At this time, the vaccines aren’t available to the general public.

CHOC received our first doses on Dec. 16, at which time we began vaccinating physicians and staff. In addition to vaccinating our team, we continue to take several precautions to protect everyone at all of our locations.

While the COVID vaccines provide hope, we must remain vigilant with measures such as wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and physical distancing.

CHOC remains committed to providing the highest levels of safe, quality care.

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