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Ascension Saint Agnes administered their first COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday

Ascension Saint Agnes administered their first COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday
Posted at 6:15 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 18:15:54-05

BALTIMORE — On Thursday, Ascension Saint Agnes administered the first COVID-19 vaccine to an associate. The first recipient was Veronica Peace, a patient care technician on the COVID-19 unit at Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital.

"I feel very blessed to be the first caregiver at Ascension Saint Agnes to receive the COVID-19 vaccine," Peace said. "I'm encouraging my colleagues to get the vaccination, and once it's available for the public as well. These have been trying times and I look forward to this vaccine turning things around.”

Among the first group eligible to receive the vaccines are front-line caregivers – particularly those serving in emergency departments, COVID-19 units and intensive care units.

For Ascension Saint Agnes, this includes both associates and affiliated physicians and providers.