Jackson Health System Set to Begin COVID-19 Booster Shots for Healthcare Workers

What:

Jackson Health System will begin administering third doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 to employees, following a recent recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advising people who are 65 and older, and workers whose jobs put them at high risk of exposure – including those in healthcare – to receive a booster shot six months after their second shot.

In mid-December 2020, Jackson was among the first hospitals in Florida to receive the Pfizer vaccine and immediately began vaccinating its healthcare workers. Since then, Jackson has continued to make the Pfizer vaccine available to employees.

In January 2021, Jackson launched a community vaccination program at three of its facilities in Miami-Dade County, successfully vaccinating 175,000 people over the course of five months. Jackson continues to be a leader in COVID vaccine education, hosting webinars for various community groups and businesses featuring our medical experts answering questions about the benefits of the vaccine.

Booster shots for Jackson employees will be available beginning tomorrow, October 5, through Friday, October 8, but may expand to more days depending on demand.

Who:

Dr. Lilian Abbo, chief of infection prevention, Jackson Health System
Venessa Goodnow, chief pharmacy officer, Jackson Health System
Alix Zacharski, nurse manager, COVID ICU, Jackson Memorial Hospital

When:

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Where:

Jackson Memorial Hospital
Ira C. Clark Diagnostic Center, Room 259
1080 N.W. 19th Street (just east of Northwest 12th Avenue and 19th Street)

Notes:

Media can park in the valet lot, next to DTC.

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