Since our lab provides testing for hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care, and government facilities, we were able to receive the Pfizer vaccine in the first phases of distribution. The information provided is a record of our experience that involves the planning phase and post injection.
“We initially reached out to our local health department for the determination on our status. There is now a government website for the state of Tennessee that holds all vaccine registrations. On the day of the vaccines, we traveled to our local health department to receive the first dose. We were directed to a spot in the parking lot, and never had to leave the vehicle. To verify who we were, we were asked to present our Driver’s License and a Work ID. After receiving the shot and a brief waiting period in case of symptoms, we were free to go. As you can see in our data presentation, some of our workforce experienced more symptoms than others. Even so, it’s been a unanimous response from our team that the peace of mind that comes with the vaccine, is well worth any experienced symptoms.”
– Ryne Dlouhy, VP of Business Development