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ACRMC partners with Adams County Health Department to administer first round of COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline workers

Family Nurse Practitioner Lori Wallace receives the Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine by Kim Stauffer, the Director of Nursing for the Adams County Health Department.

December 29, 2020 –

Today, Adams County Regional Medical Center (ACRMC) announced that COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline healthcare workers have begun. Lori Wallace, a Family Nurse Practitioner at Adams County Regional Medical Center was among the first to receive the lifesaving vaccine. She serves as a nurse practitioner who works with COVID-19 patients, placing her in the top tier recommended by the Ohio Department of Health’s Phase 1a plan to receive the vaccine.

“I’m excited and I am honored to be part of this day,” said Wallace. “It gives us some much-needed hope during an otherwise challenging and uncertain time.”

Lori Wallace was among the first ten frontline healthcare workers to receive the vaccine administered at Adams County Regional Medical Center by the Adams County Health Department.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccines play an important role in keeping an individual healthy by preparing the body’s immune system to recognize germs and fight infection.

“These vaccines give us hope that we can get rid of the COVID-19 virus,” said Chief Nursing Officer Rachel Cummings. “But we also need to continue to adhere to health orders, stay home when we can and wear our masks.”

In the coming days, other frontline healthcare workers will begin receiving vaccinations at Adams County Regional Medical Center.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio, please visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-program