Orleans Community Health Administers First Vaccine Doses

MEDINA — Orleans Community Health delivered initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine today. Given to frontline healthcare workers battling a heightened probability of infection as they work tirelessly to treat infected patients.

On the vaccine’s safety, and to allay fears throughout the community, OCH said, “None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States uses the live virus that causes COVID-19. You may have symptoms like a fever after you get a vaccine. This is normal and a sign that your immune system is learning how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19.”

According to Governor Cuomo’s press briefing yesterday, 38,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered throughout New York State.