Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Children’s begin COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Children’s begin COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

DAYTON — About 5,600 healthcare workers at Miami Valley Hospital and Dayton Children’s Hospital will be vaccinated for coronavirus in the coming days after both hospitals received its first shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Miami Valley Hospital received 4,300 doses of the vaccine Tuesday and began vaccinating its front-line workers around 4:30 p.m.

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Dayton Children’s Hospital received 1,300 doses of the vaccine. They too began vaccinating employees this afternoon.

“Excited, gratitude and relief are what I’m feeling today,” said Dr. Stephen Wolf, a doctor in pulmonary medicine. “This is the first thing I can do besides wearing a mask and socially distance to help get us to the other side. I am very grateful for the opportunity to get the vaccine today.”

The vaccine is not mandatory for healthcare workers at either hospital.