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Baltimore VA Medical Center selected to receive initial doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 10:22 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 14:49:36-05

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Veteran Affairs Medical Center has been selected as one of only 37 sites to receive initial doses of the newly first-ever approved, COVID-19 vaccine.

On Wednesday, ICU nurse manager Meshondra Collins became the first person to get vaccinated.

The initial plan is to first vaccinate front-line VA health care workers and veterans in long-term care units.

Once more become available, other veterans may have access depending on their existing health, vulnerability and risk level.

The VA says each of their 37 sites will closely monitor patients and staff for side effects and document the information in its tracking system.

They will also provide the public with updates on the number of people receiving the vaccination.