PARK CITY, Utah. — The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was received and administered at Intermountain Heber Valley and Park City Hospitals yesterday. According to a statement released by Intermountain, about 6,000 hospital caregivers had been vaccinated as of Dec. 23.
William “Wing” Province, MD, Medical Director for Intermountain Healthcare’s Park City Hospital, recorded an interview with the hospital regarding the vaccine’s importance.
“As we’ve talked about numbers for the past 10 months with regards to this pandemic, we have to remember that each one of those numbers is a name,” he said. “A name of somebody who is hospitalized. A name of somebody who died. A name of somebody who is a husband, a wife, a parent, a child of someone else. So this is a beginning of putting an end to those names who are dying from this horrible disease.”
The vaccine distribution timeline was released by Coronavirus.Utah.gov in mid-December and the general public should expect to receive the vaccine in the spring or early summer. To stay in the know with vaccine updates and information from the state, you can sign up online.