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First Moderna Vaccines Administered at Cuero Regional Hospital to Staff

Hospital news | Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Contact: Emily Weatherly

Cuero, Texas: Cuero Regional Hospital’s staff received the first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, December 29, 2020. Judy Krupala, CNO of Cuero Regional Hospital, was the first to receive the dose. Cuero Regional Hospital received 200 doses, which have been allocated for first responders, Cuero Health employees and healthcare staff.

“Having the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is a great advancement in combating the coronavirus disease. This particular vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, one month apart, into the muscle. On our first day of administering, we had 31 staff take advantage and are expecting more in the coming days. We have also offered doses to our fellow first responders in DeWitt County, including our police, sheriff’s department, firefighters, etc. to ensure our first responders have full access to this vaccine,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health.

Pictured: Judy Krupala, CNO at Cuero Regional Hospital, receives the first COVID-19 vaccine from Keisha Whitman, RN, CIC, Infection Prevention/Employee Health/Education Coordinator for Cuero Health.

The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19 and there is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-10 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization.

“We encourage the general public to continue to their safe practices of hand washing and wearing masks at all appropriate times to ensure we are preventing the spread of COVID-19. This COVID-19 battle is certainly a marathon rather than a sprint and we encourage you to stay vigilant and do your part to contain the spread in our community. And, should you need medical care, our hospital and clinics are ready to provide compassionate, quality care to you and your loved ones,” said Falcone. “We will update the local media, as well as our website and social media channels, as soon as we receive doses of the vaccine for the public, as well as the process for scheduling vaccine appointments.”

For more information, visit www.CueroRegionalHospital.org and follow Cuero Regional Hospital on Facebook for the latest updates on the vaccine.

Cuero Regional Hospital is located at 2550 N. Esplanade in Cuero, Texas and offers an ED- Level IV Trauma Center, on-staff General Surgeon, and a TeleMedicine program. For more information, please visit www.cuerohospital.org or call (361) 275-6191.