Kayla vaccine

Kayla Kennedy, a critical care nurse at HSHS St. Vincent Medical Center in Green Bay, was the first to receive the vaccination provided to the HSHS and Prevea Health Green Bay region.

GREEN BAY — HSHS Wisconsin and Prevea Health announced Wednesday morning that it began administering the first round of COVID-19 vaccines allotted to them by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The first round of vaccines will be provided to frontline health care workers based in Green Bay for Prevea Health, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center. Additional frontline health care workers at HSHS Wisconsin and Prevea Health locations in Green Bay will be vaccinated in the coming days.

Those based at the four other HSHS hospitals in Wisconsin (HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls) and at other Prevea Health locations across the state will also be vaccinated in the coming days and weeks, and as more allotments of the COVID-19 vaccine become available from DHS.

The first to receive a vaccination was Kayla Kennedy, a critical care nurse at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital who provides direct care to some of the most vulnerable patients, including those with COVID-19.

“It was very important to me to get vaccinated today so that I can continue to be there for my patients and my family, and to set an example for all in our community the critical role vaccines play in preventing the spread of disease,” said Kayla.

Green Bay serves as one of the eight designated regional hubs that vaccines will be shipped to, where they will then dispersed to Sheboygan County.

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