SPONSORED CONTENT – DHR Health received 5,850 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine this morning.

The vaccine shipment arrived by UPS at approximately 9am Tuesday in two boxes kept cold with dry ice.

The trays containing 195 vials each were quickly moved into a freezer in a secure area at DHR Health in preparation for vaccinations later this week.

Since the vaccine must be administered within five days, DHR Health will begin inoculations of frontline workers in groups of 25 starting Thursday, December 17th, averaging roughly 120 vaccinations per hour.

The order in which front-line healthcare workers will receive the vaccine was determined by each group’s risk level in contracting the virus. This includes physicians and medical staff in direct contact with Covid-19 positive patients at DHR Health.

All frontline workers at DHR Health will receive correspondence this week that will indicate which tier they are grouped in, along with a schedule for vaccination.

Even though the vaccine is a welcome addition to the fight against the spread of the virus, DHR Health does not require that their employees be vaccinated at this time.

“This is the best Christmas present we could have received,” said Dr. Carlos Cardenas, Chairman of the Board at DHR Health.

Dr. Robert Martinez, Chief Medical Officer at DHR Health said, “The first allocations are going to the people that protect you and work to keep our community in good health.”

We are pleased to share this historic event with the public.

Media will be allowed to film the arrival of the vials, storage, preparations, and vaccinations of those employees who provide consent.

The following photo/video opportunities have been scheduled for media only:

Frontline Vaccinations (for media purposes)

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Time: 2pm

Location: Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

                119 Paseo Del Prado

                Edinburg, TX