Baptist Health administers more than 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines
As of Feb. 27, Baptist Health Floyd had administered 21,924 doses.
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Feb. 25, 2021 – Baptist Health has reached a major milestone -- administering more than 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine (and counting) to patients in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The four hospitals in the Kentuckiana Region—Baptist Health Louisville, Baptist Health Floyd, Baptist Health Hardin and Baptist Health La Grange—accounted for more than 50,000 of those doses.
“A tremendous amount of teamwork has gone into our efforts to give vaccines to healthcare workers, first responders, childcare workers and those age 70 and older, protecting the most vulnerable and those who care for them,” said Baptist Health system CEO Gerard Colman. “Our hospitals were among the first to administer the vaccine, and we’re committed to continue to do so. We plan to vaccinate thousands more as we move through the rollout phases outlined by Kentucky and Indiana.”
Baptist Health hospitals hit the 100,000 mark in just 71 days -- administering their first shots on Dec. 14, 2020, and reaching the milestone on Feb. 23. Of the 100,826 doses given, 64,730 were first doses and 36,096 were second doses.
Baptist Health Floyd has played a big role in the process. As of Feb. 27, the hospital had administered 21,924 doses.
“It is our pleasure to provide our communities with this life-saving vaccine. Our healthcare heroes and volunteers are committed to assure we give vaccinations to those who fit in the state criteria in an efficient and safe way,” Baptist Health Floyd President Mike Schroyer said. “I am proud of the Baptist Health team surpassing 100,000 vaccines given and of the team at Baptist Health Floyd who have provided over 20,000 of that total. We are committed to serve our communities in any way during this pandemic.”
Baptist Health Floyd, using a drive-through clinic, administered its 20,000th vaccine last Saturday, averaging a shot about every two minutes.