Covid Vaccine Update from Dr. Liz Siraco, MRPG Medical Director
We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, as Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in Massachusetts! We need to continue to wear masks and stay distant but vaccines will be an important tool to help put an end to the pandemic.
We understand that many of you are anxiously awaiting the time when you can obtain your Covid-19 vaccine through your primary care provider. We are looking forward to that day as well and have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure a safe and orderly vaccine distribution process. The timeline for vaccinating our patients is still uncertain, so we are requesting your patience as we ensure that our healthcare workers, including your providers, are immunized first.
We are following the CDC and MA Department of Public Health guidelines to administer the vaccine. Some will get the vaccine soon and others will have to wait to be immunized. The DPH is overseeing distribution of the vaccine to hospitals statewide, including Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC).
Currently, we are triaging patients into risk categories, and those patients at highest risk will be offered the vaccine first when it becomes available. Because the timeline for this process is still being worked out, your doctor’s office CANNOT yet give you an idea of exactly when this will happen.
Please know that as soon as our health system has vaccine available to administer to our patients, we will inform you all and post information on the MRPG web site at www.milfordregionalphysicians.org.
Thanks again for your patience and understanding while we continue to navigate this difficult journey together.
In good health,
Liz Siraco, MD, Medical Director, MRPG
Vaccine Team, MRMC