Baptist Health La Grange Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations
Baptist Health La Grange administered its first COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday morning.
LA GRANGE, Ky. - Baptist Health La Grange administered its first COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday morning, giving the shot to four front line healthcare workers. The hospital received 600 doses of the Moderna vaccine, and is vaccinating those who interact with patients first--including doctors, nurses, EMS workers and those in Environmental Services responsible for cleaning patient rooms.
“We at Baptist Health La Grange are grateful for the opportunity to vaccinate our front line employees who are caring for our most vulnerable patients,” said Clint Kaho, President of Baptist Health La Grange. “These vaccines are vitally important to getting our communities back to normal, and we are looking forward to the day more doses are available to protect all of our families and neighbors.”
Baptist Health La Grange will vaccinate approximately 40 employees on Wednesday and even more in the days that follow, including Christmas Eve. The hospital is equipped and prepared to store and distribute both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine as more doses become available. Wednesday’s vaccinations are the initial doses; booster shots will be delivered approximately four weeks later.
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare system in the state of Kentucky. Four of the nine hospitals in the Baptist Health system — Baptist Health Hardin, Baptist Health La Grange, Baptist Health Paducah, Baptist Health Richmond — were selected to receive initial doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The other five Baptist Hospitals — Baptist Health Corbin, Baptist Health Floyd, Baptist Health Lexington, Baptist Health Louisville and Baptist Health Madisonville — began administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine last week.