COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Utah. Four Intermountain Healthcare hospitals are among the first Utah hospitals to receive them. Shipments have arrive at Intermountain Healthcare's LDS and Utah Valley Hospitals, with more expected in the coming days. Intermountain will initiate a tiered-distribution process to begin vaccinations for frontline caregivers.
Intermountain physicians held a Zoom press briefing on Monday to provide an update on vaccine arrival, prioritization for vaccination, roll-out plans, safety updates, and an update on the impact of COVID-19 on hospital volumes and capacity. A frontline care giver also gave their perspective on what the vaccine means to them.
The four Intermountain hospitals expecting shipments this week are: Intermountain Medical Center in Murray; LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City; Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George; and Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. University of Utah Hospital is also among the first group of Utah hospitals to receive the vaccine.
– Dr. Kristin Dascomb, Intermountain Healthcare medical director of infection prevention for employee health
– Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, Intermountain Healthcare infectious diseases physician
– Sean Talley, Intermountain Medical Center Shock Trauma ICU manager
– Marco Verdeja, Intermountain Healthcare Community Health
Link to download recording of today’s press briefing:
Link to download Vaccine B-Roll and Photos of Packing and Unloading Vaccine from Intermountain Healthcare https://securedrop.intermountain.net/securedrop/public.php?service=files&t=fd5b5bb54949276beb7cb11e8c9a1bb0