ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – Medical Center Hospital shared a major update on the Coronavirus vaccine Wednesday afternoon.
MCH CEO Russell Tippin announced the hospital would acquire 3,900 doses of the Coronavirus vaccine and would get that same amount weekly from the state. The goal, according to Tippin, is to get those vaccines to the public as fast as possible.
Currently, both hospitals are working on plans to treat those who want the vaccine, and more information on the specific times, dates, locations, and the process to get the vaccine are expected to be released this afternoon.
MCH says they hope to have the first round of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday.
It is unclear if ORMC will receive a similar allotment of the vaccine, however, Dr. Rohith Saravanan said earlier this week they are also working on a plan to administer vaccines as soon as they become available.
It was welcome news to health care workers and the public Wednesday afternoon as a glimpse of normalcy reappeared.
Despite the good news, doctors at both hospitals continue to stress the importance of preventative measures like wearing masks and social distancing until the vaccine is distributed to a large amount of the public.