DCH gets more coronavirus vaccine, still asking for the public’s help

DCH asking for help in slowing spread of COVID-19

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - DCH Regional Medical Center started Friday on a good note. The hospital got its second shipment of coronavirus vaccine when 2,925 more doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived.

It will allow DCH to finish vaccinating hospital employees, physicians and first responders as well as people 75 years old and older starting January 18.

Hospital spokesman Andy North believes people can do their part to help them in two ways.

First, the emergency room is full at any given time. Folks not in need of urgent care are encouraged to see their primary physician or another urgent care facility. They also ask people not come to the ER for COVID-19 testing. That can be done at the hospital’s remote facility across the street.

“We really need the public to just buckle down. Wear those masks when in public. We need them to avoid social gatherings when they’re with people outside of their household. We need them to wash their hands regularly. All those things will help us,” said North.

The hospital hopes elected leaders and others will share that message and that more responsibility will lead to fewer coronavirus cases.

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