First doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in the area
Staff and residents at Lakewood Health System and Lakewood Care Center started to receive their first round of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, December 22. A second dose for each person receiving the vaccine will be scheduled and given 21 days after the first.
This is phase 1a of the vaccine distribution which is intended for healthcare workers and residents in long-term care (LTC) facilities. A workgroup at Lakewood has been working on the planning and coordination of the vaccine distribution for Lakewood staff and residents including prioritization and care of staff wanting to receive the vaccine.
It is unknown when the vaccine will be available to the public, but Lakewood will continue to share information as it is available.