Lakeland Regional Health Begins Vaccinating Team Members With Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

LAKELAND, Fla. – Today, Lakeland Regional Health began administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Lakeland Regional Health team members and Medical Staff members who are at the highest risk of COVID-19 exposure from patients.

“Our team members and Medical Staff providers have truly been heroes the last nine months, and their safety and well-being are among our top priorities,” said Danielle Drummond, MS, FACHE, Lakeland Regional Health President and CEO Elect. “We are so pleased to be able to offer our healthcare workers this vaccine to keep them healthy during this pandemic.”

Lakeland Regional Health has worked diligently to create a smooth vaccine administration process over the next several weeks for its team members. Those who receive their shots will be given a time and date to return for a booster shot in 28 days.

In addition, team members have access to educational materials about the vaccine and are receiving opportunities to ask questions during several drop-in sessions this week. The vaccine is currently voluntary for team members.

“We highly encourage our team members to consider receiving this promising vaccine,” said Timothy J. Regan, MD, President, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center/Chief Medical Officer, Lakeland Regional Health. “As an Emergency Medicine physician, I received my vaccination and have full confidence in the science behind these vaccines. This is an important next step in keeping our team, patients, their families and our community safe.”

“We highly encourage our team members to consider receiving this promising vaccine,” said Timothy J. Regan, MD, President, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center/Chief Medical Officer, Lakeland Regional Health. “As an Emergency Medicine physician, I received my vaccination and have full confidence in the science behind these vaccines. This is an important next step in keeping our team, patients, their families and our community safe.”

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