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December 18, 2020

Statement by Steward Health Care Davis Hospital & Medical Center, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Jordan Valley Medical Center, Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley, and Mountain Point Medical Center to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to health

Steward Health Care received the COVID-19 vaccine on December 17 and has started vaccinating our frontline workers who are directly involved in the care of COVID-19 patients. Vaccinations will be administered in a phased approach according to criteria outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). 
 
Steward Health Care began its preparations to safely and efficiently administer the COVID-19 vaccine months ago. Our team developed a proprietary application to pre-screen and schedule employees for COVID vaccinations followed with set reminders for the second dose. This will allow for administering vaccines to health care personnel faster, while simultaneously maintaining best practices for social distancing.

“The arrival of the COVID vaccine begins the final stage in a long fight against this pandemic.  To provide this vaccine to our frontline staff supports our continued commitment to the safety and care of our hospital staff, physicians and the patients we serve. “Brian Dunn, President, Western Region, Steward Health Care.

“This is truly a historic day.  Not just for the Steward hospitals but for everyone receiving vaccinations now across the country. We are appreciative of our Governor’s leadership that has allowed the citizens of the state to receive these vaccinations.”  states Dr. Arlen Jarret, CMO, Steward Health Care, Utah Division.

Dr. Jarret goes on to say, “As we now see a light shining brightly at the end of the pandemic tunnel, we are aware there is still some distance to go.  We send our pleas to everyone to wear masks, keep a safe distance, avoid group gatherings, and be especially safe so we all can make it through.”

We are here to help facilitate this initial Covid-19 vaccination process for healthcare workers as instructed by the CDC, FDA and other government agencies.  Please reach out to us with any questions.  Media Requests: 801-647-0477