OMC Vaccinates First Front-Line Worker for COVID-19

OMC Vaccinates First Front-Line Worker for COVID-19

Emergency Services RN Samantha Counts Becomes OMC’s First Front-Line Worker to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Today was an exciting day at Olympic Medical Center!

Samantha Counts, an RN in our Emergency Services department, became OMC’s first front-line health care worker to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Everything went just fine, and I’m so excited,” Samantha said after being vaccinated. “I think the biggest feeling right now is relief!”

Amidst Samantha’s excitement, she couldn’t help but shed a few tears for what this vaccine means to her and others across the globe.

“It’s been a very stressful year, and we’re all very tired,” said Samantha. “We’re all ready to put this behind us.”

When asked if she had an hesitancy about receiving the vaccination, her answer was clear.

“No, not at all,” said Samantha. “Compared to what COVID can do, I’d get this in a heartbeat. The science gives me confidence.”

Here at OMC, we share Samantha’s excitement and appreciation, especially for all the hard work that made this moment possible. We’re filled with gratitude to our staff and to the scientists, health care professionals and public health officials across the country.

This marks a landmark moment in the journey to resolving the pandemic.

Stay safe, healthy, and remember to continue wearing your mask, social distancing, and practicing hand hygiene. We’re still all in this together.

Everything went just fine, and I'm so excited. I think the biggest feeling right now is relief!

Samantha Counts, Emergency Services RN and first OMC front-line worker to receive the COVID-19 vaccine