Tweetcap: #COVIDvaccine Provides Shot Of Hope To Medical Community
Permanente care nurse Helen Cordova becomes one of the first health care workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo courtesy of Kaiser Permanente Southern California.)

Tweetcap: #COVIDvaccine provides shot of hope to medical community

On Friday, December 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 vaccine. The historic approval allowed for distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. A week later, another significant step forward occurred when the FDA issued an EUA for a second COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna.

In the subsequent days as the vaccine rolls out across the country, many Kaiser Permanente leaders and Permanente physicians have shared their enthusiasm and experiences around the #COVIDvaccine …

… medical teams are celebrating their vaccines and encouraging others to do the same …

… some Permanente physicians are documenting their vaccination first-hand …

… while reminding the public that it’s still critical to #MaskUp and follow other COVID-19 safety protocols …

… it’s been a time of excitement for frontline medical workers, both inside and outside Kaiser Permanente …

… some celebrities and prominent figures in health are also sharing their stories …

… and, for many in the medical community, the arrival of a vaccine represents a much-needed bright spot at the end of an exceptionally challenging year.