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Franciscan Health frontline workers begin second COVID-19 doses

“This is a tremendous moment," says one
Posted at 7:22 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 19:24:25-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Some of the frontline heroes at Franciscan Health are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Dr Randall Todd, the Medical Director of the Emergency Departments in Indianapolis and Moorseville, was the very first to receive the vaccine. Early Friday morning, he got his second shot.

“This is a tremendous moment for those of us in medicine to see this development and be able to get this vaccine,” Dr. Todd said. The reason behind getting the vaccine, Dr. Todd said, is for his patents, his family and his community.

Misty Tidd, LPN with the immunizations department at Franciscan Health added she is elated with how busy the clinic is every single day. "To see the light and the glow in people's faces knowing that we're all working together to put an end to this has been amazing. Instead of people dragging in here and feeling like they're having to come into work and deal with something like this terrible every day, we're coming in here feeling like we're beating this together," Tidd said.

A spokesman for Franciscan Health Central Indiana tells WRTV the staff is “fully prepared” to also now vaccinated those 80 and older. Both doctors we spoke with today are encouraging all to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is made available in order to put an end to the pandemic.