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Orlando, Fla. (December 21, 2020) -- Today, front line healthcare workers at Nemours Children’s Hospital began rolling up their sleeves to receive the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine. A process was created at Nemours to identify and prioritize associates who are critical to patient care. While the vaccine is not mandatory, all Nemours associates are highly encouraged to get it.
Nemours has received 220 doses for this first round of vaccinations. The vaccines are being administered in a location that observes social distancing and safety protocols.
About Nemours Children’s Health System
Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.
Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.