Vaccine Shipment Delivered to Salem Regional Medical Center

SALEM, Ohio – Salem Regional Medical Center has received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

The shipment of 580 doses was delivered from Columbiana County’s three health departments and then given to Salem Regional.

Vaccinations of staff and physicians will begin Dec. 23, said director of marketing Michael Santillo in a statement.

Britney Baird, RN, receives the vaccine from Melissa Conkle, RN.

A pilot group of frontline staff and physicians received the first doses Tuesday in preparation for the launch of Salem Regional’s vaccine clinic Wednesday.

Among the group was PICC nurse Britney Baird, who received the vaccine from nurse Melissa Conkle.

Because of limited supplies, the first vaccines will be given to workers routinely involved in caring for patients with COVID-19, as well as residents and staff in congregate care settings and EMS providers.

Pictured at top: With Salem Regional’s vaccine shipment are Dr. Keith Meredith, chief operating officer and Dr. Sue Bryarly, pharmacy director.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.