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Milwaukee Advocate Aurora workers among first to get COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 8:06 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 21:07:00-05

MILWAUKEE — Advocate Aurora Health clinicians are now among the first people in the Milwaukee area to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Anne Johnson, an emergency department physician at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, was the first Advocate Aurora employee to receive the vaccine Tuesday.

Clinicians in emergency departments, intensive care units and other areas with COVID-19 patients were also given doses at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center on Tuesday.

This comes after UW Health announced one of its employees was the first person in Wisconsin to get the vaccine on Monday. SSM Health, also in the Madison area, announced Tuesday it had received its first shipment of doses.

Eight hubs across the state will be receiving upwards of 50,000 doses just this week. Thousands more are expected in the weeks to come.

READ: 50K doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in Wisconsin this week

At this time, doses are only being given to medical workers on the front lines of the pandemic, and people living in long-term facilities.

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