First COVID shots administered at OBH

By on December 18, 2020

(The Outer Banks Hospital)

Dr. Daniel Dwyer, frontline healthcare worker and Chief of staff at The Outer Banks Hospital, was administered the first COVID 19 vaccine in Dare County by occupational health nurse Julie Tillett, RN. The first COVID 19 vaccines were delivered to The Outer Banks Hospital Friday Dec. 18 for frontline healthcare workers who began receiving them early afternoon.

Link to video of event: https://youtu.be/p7D9V5SxmSc



Comments

  • Rex

    Here’s a question to inquire about: did the hospital administrators get their vaccines before other, more important hospital employees who are exposed to Covid patients every day of work (for instance, the ER staff)? Let’s hope the frontline workers had the opportunity to get the vaccine first instead of the hospital employees who sit behind a desk all day.

    Friday, Dec 18 @ 11:57 pm
  • Tom

    Should give it to the vulnerable first. Follow the science. Elderly and those with conditions that put them at risk need it first.

    Saturday, Dec 19 @ 11:37 am
  • Lemonshirt

    Throughout all the Vidant facilities, vaccine availability is prioritized by exposure risk. The initial round is only being offered to staff with direct patient contact. Non-patient care staff (including Administration) will be offered the vaccine after the front-line staff have had an opportunity to be vaccinated.

    Saturday, Dec 19 @ 11:37 am
  • Tom

    Should give it to the vulnerable first. Elderly and those with conditions that put them at risk need it first.

    Saturday, Dec 19 @ 11:38 am
  • Pam

    How arrogant. Limited doses should have been prioritized to go to frontline workers such as ED staff and others having ongoing contact with COVID patients.

    Sunday, Dec 20 @ 2:03 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Pam, the Dr. receiving his shot in that photo is identified as a frontline healthcare worker.

    Sunday, Dec 20 @ 4:49 pm
  • Klee

    To arrogantly make the statements that have been made, without doing your research about Dr. Dwyer is ignorant. He is definitely a frontline worker who manages the health of many individuals on a daily basis. Do not cast stones at things you obviously are not informed about.

    Monday, Dec 21 @ 12:35 pm