BALTIMORE — Johns Hopkins Medicine received the recently authorized COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.
They expect to begin administering the vaccine to frontline healthcare personnel beginning Wednesday.
Since supplies of the vaccine(s) will initially be limited, Johns Hopkins Medicine has developed a prioritization framework to help determine the order in which the vaccine will be offered and administered to health care personnel.
The criteria for vaccine prioritization follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Clinical and non-clinical staff members essential to delivering care and support services to patients with and without COVID-19 will be the first to be offered the vaccine through a random selection process.
The vaccine will not be mandatory for their employees.
Johns Hopkins Medicine says they are fully prepared and capable to receive and appropriately store, distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccines.