translated from Spanish: ICU staff was the first to be vaccinated at San Borja Arriarán Clinical Hospital

This day began the vaccination process against Covid-19 at the Hospital Clínico San Borja Arriarán (HCSBA). The first doses of the Pfizer vaccine, as ordered by the Ministry of Health, were intended for the staff of the Adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Adult.Anita Maquehue (53), TENS of the HCSBA Adult ICU, was the first civil service member to receive the vaccine at our establishment. Anita has been in this position for 14 years, so she has long experience in managing critical patients. During the pandemic he has been constantly seeing and helping patients infected with Covid-19.» I think with my teammates we’re going to be a big example. We really have to get vaccinated because we’re the ones here, we’re the ones who are prepared to help patients. We’re going to be able to keep fighting so we can help all the patients who come, save lives. That’s a pride for us,» Anita said after receiving the first vaccine. On the other hand, the director of HCSBA, Jorge Wilhelm, indicated that «this is a very important day for our establishment and also for the country. The arrival of this vaccine allows us to continue to deliver the necessary care to our officials and thus be able to provide safe care to our patients.» Our officials have been since the first day of this pandemic, delivering everything for our users, revealing their tremendous vocation of public service. That is why the onset of vaccination is a source not only of joy, but also of recognition of its commitment and effort,» he added. The vaccination process of this day reached a total of 40 staff and will continue for the next few days until the end of the entire team of the Adult ICU.Meanwhile, as new doses of vaccines arrive in the country, they will be delivered as determined by the Ministry of Health, in order to get vaccinated all the officials of our establishment. It should be remembered that according to the regulations, officials should receive the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine within 21 more days.



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