Its been a difficult year for health care workers, so when Boston Medical Center got its first shipment of the coronavirus vaccine, it supplied an unusual moment of happy catharsis.
Boston Medical Center received 1,950 dosages of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Monday and prepares to begin offering shots to staffers on Wednesday. One thousand employees are set to get the shot by the end of the week, and other area health centers are expecting deliveries to come on Tuesday.
” Why I love my job [at Boston Medical Center]” Walsh wrote.
Donning masks, deal with guards, and medical gowns, staff at BMC celebrated the delivery by dancing on the sidewalk to Lizzos “Good as Hell,” the energetic and uplifting anthem that became a sleeper hit in the pre-pandemic days.
A clip of the staff dancing was shared on Twitter by BMC president Kate Walsh from the centers new TikTok account.
Teams of individuals working to safely and equitably distribute vaccines to their front line colleagues getting cheered on by their pals celebrating the arrival of the vaccines! An excellent day, a fantastic place.
— Kate Walsh (@KateWalshCEO) December 14, 2020
Front-line healthcare employees straight dealing with COVID-19 will have top priority in getting the shot throughout Phase 1 of Massachusetts rollout. Other health care employees can get the vaccine later on in Phase 1.
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Teams of people working to safely and equitably distribute vaccines to their front line colleagues getting cheered on by their buddies celebrating the arrival of the vaccines! A fantastic day, a terrific place.