WMMC Receives COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Care Workers
Darinda J. Dick, WMMC’s President/CEO accepting 500 vaccines from Mary Thaut, Administrator, JCCHS, for frontline workers.
Warrensburg, MO (December 21, 2020)—Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is excited to announce that Johnson County Community Health Center (JCCHS) delivered COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers on Friday, Dec. 18.
WMMC has received 500 COVID-19 vaccines and immediately began vaccinating frontline volunteers. These vaccines were part of the 975 allocated to JCCHS and part of Phase 1A of the vaccination process to vaccinate long-term care facility residents and staff and healthcare workers.
“This is a historic moment for not only Johnson County, Missouri but also for the world,” says Darinda J. Dick, President/CEO. There’s not a single person who has not been affected by COVID-19. This vaccine represents our future and ability to move past this year.”
Because of the limited quantity, vaccines are not available for the public yet. To receive updates on when the vaccine is available for the public, sign up for our e-newsletter at wmmc.com/email.
Special thanks to the University of Central Missouri for loaning us an ultra-cold storage unit, capable of maintaining temperatures as low as -80 degrees Celcius, to store the COVID-19 vaccines.
Additional information about COVID-19 in Johnson County:
- WMMC’s response to COVID-19: com/COVID.
- Johnson County COVID-19 vaccine info: org/covid-19-vaccine-in-johnson-county/
- COVID-19 vaccine Missouri info: mo.gov/residents/.
- JOCOMO Emergency Operations Facebook Page with daily updates on the COVID-19 situation in Johnson County: https://www.facebook.com/jocomoemergencyoperations
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Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com