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COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at CGH Medical Center

Hospital news | Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Contact: Rebecca Green

The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived at CGH Medical Center! This is a light at the end of a VERY long tunnel for our healthcare workers and our community. Matt Hammer, PharmD, Director of CGH Pharmacy (center), receives the vaccine shipment from Emily Davy Gonzalez, Infectious Disease RN, Whiteside County Health Department and Whiteside County Sheriff John Booker.

While not all the counties in Region 1 are receiving allocations of vaccine, the vaccine is being utilized in the Region to reach healthcare workers and long term care residents that are most at risk as part of the Phase 1a vaccine distribution. As more vaccine becomes available, additional shipments of vaccine will be allocated to continue to meet the priority group populations in additional areas of the region. Please watch for additional information.

The Northern Illinois Rockford Region 1 includes Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties.