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SLUCare Physicians Among the First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations at SLU Hospital

by Maggie Rotermund
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Maggie Rotermund
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On Thursday, Dec. 17, SLUCare physicians were among those to receive the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The physicians from Saint Louis University’s academic medical practice, along with nurses and other frontline health care workers were vaccinated at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Dec. 11. The vaccine has been released under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA and is prioritized for distribution first to health care workers as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

SLUCare Physician Group

The SLUCare Physician Group is the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, with more than 500 health care providers and 1,200 staff members in hospitals and medical offices throughout the St. Louis region. SLUCare physicians are among the most highly trained in their fields - more than 50 specialties in all - and are national and international experts, renowned for research and innovations in medicine.