Some of the North Texas hospitals received supplies that will be used to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
Those supplies and the ultra-cold freezers they already received are mandatory to store the doses at 70-below zero.
Some of those hospitals said that they have already discussed so much about the arrival of the vaccine and preparing for the day so that once it is here, they'll be ready to start giving it out immediately.
Some hospitals found Thursday morning exciting across the Metroplex, where shipments arrived filled with supplies that will be used to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
“The ancillary supplies came in this morning. My staff texted me and said, ‘The vaccines here,’ so everybody was like, ‘Oh, here we go.’ Then I had to go, ‘Oh, false alarm,’” said John Albrecht, with Methodist Health System.
The boxes contained syringes, saline solution, and documentation that will prove a person has been vaccinated, which are just another sign the vaccine is right around the corner.
Albrecht is managing the logistics of delivering the vaccine at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
The hospital is expected to receive about 5,800 doses in the first shipment, and the arrival of those doses will depend on when the FDA gives the green light.
But once the vaccine does arrive, it’ll start going out to healthcare workers almost immediately.
“We should be vaccinating within hours of receiving it,” Albrecht said.