Thibodaux Regional Health System received its first shipment of the COVID-19
vaccine and is following the state’s guidelines for prioritization
of administering the vaccine to the highest priority group, which includes
hospital personnel with direct patient contact. The vaccine will be released
in phases, with the public anticipated to receive the vaccine in spring/summer 2021.
The COVID vaccine has been approved for emergency use and has been determined
by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) to be safe and effective. The vaccine produces an immune response
in the body helping it to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19.
The goal of vaccination is to safely achieve herd immunity where a percentage
of people have protection either from previous infection or vaccination
that it is unlikely a virus or bacteria can spread and cause disease.
“As the region’s healthcare leader, Thibodaux Regional has
remained focused and vigilant,” said Greg Stock, CEO Thibodaux Regional.
“We appreciate the many efforts of our staff and physicians who
have anticipated and responded to changes brought on by the pandemic.”
"Thibodaux Regional is committed to the safety of our staff and patients,"
continued Stock. "We are optimistic about the vaccine, and are excuting
our plan in administering the vaccine in a timely and safe manner."
In addition to the vaccine, individuals should continue to wash hands often,
wear a mask and practice social distancing to help prevent the spread
For more information contact Thibodaux Regional Health System by calling
985.435.4813 or visit the Louisiana Department of Health webpage at