Advocate Aurora Health reports that doctors, nurses and other front line workers at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington started receiving first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday. All of Advocate’s Illinois hospitals are now vaccinating team members. It’s a significant undertaking that will start to provide protection to the people who have worked for months to keep our communities safe and healthy.
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Executive Medical Director of Infectious Disease and Prevention at Advocate Aurora Health, Dr. Robert Citronberg received the vaccine on Thursday in a show of his confidence in its safety.
“We know that COVID makes people very sick, and you can die from it,” Dr. Citronberg said. “The risks of getting sick from COVID-19 and dying from it far outweigh the risks of the vaccine.”
The vaccine will eventually be available to anyone who wants it.
About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Located at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is one of 12 hospitals that are part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States.
A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, Advocate Aurora Health employs more than 75,000 and serves nearly 3 million patients annually across more than 500 sites of care in Illinois and Wisconsin. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics.
With 176 beds, Good Shepherd Hospital is the workplace of 1,590 team members including 530 nurses and 770 physicians in 62 specialities. In 2017, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital completed a four-year modernization project to ensure health care delivery remains outstanding and attuned to the evolving needs of the community. Learn more at AdvocateHealth.com/gshp.