The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine has been exciting news for The Magruder Community Clinic and provider clinics, which have been approved as a vaccination site by the State of Ohio.
Hospital officials report they have received quite a few calls asking about the vaccine, and are happy the community is so interested in vaccination information. Magruder Hospital has yet to receive detailed information about vaccine distribution.
The easiest way to stay up to date is to follow Magruder Hospital’s COVID-19 web page and social media sites for updates.
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve a vaccine at any moment, and will be evaluating other vaccines as they become available. The big question on everyone’s mind is, say officials is when can they get the vaccine.
The answer for most people is that it might take some time.
Magruder Hospital will follow all state and federal guidelines for vaccine distribution. At the start, the supply will be limited. The first recipients will be people at the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19. That includes front-line healthcare providers and people in extended care settings, such as nursing homes.
As the supply increases, the vaccine will be available to more and more people. A person’s age and health conditions will determine how soon they can get it.
For most people, it might not be until spring or early summer.
Until then, Magruder medical experts say people need to keep up the fight. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Social distance. Stay at home. The COVID-19 vaccine may be a lifesaver in the months to come, but you can be one right now. Health officials are staying positive and working to end this pandemic.
Magruder Hospital’s message: Stay Strong and do your part to help get us there!