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Vaccinations against COVID-19 begin in Shasta County

Shasta County administered its first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to health care workers Wednesday.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 4:11 PM
Updated: Dec 16, 2020 7:13 PM

REDDING, Calif. – Shasta County administered its first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to health care workers Wednesday.

Dr. Steve Struve, ICU Medical Director, is the first person at Mercy Medical Center to get the vaccine on Wednesday.


66-year-old Dr. Steve Struve, ICU Medical Director, is the first person at Mercy Medical Center to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Hospitals in Shasta County are following both county and CDC guidelines of which healthcare workers who work in high-risk zones - like working with COVID patients - are one of the first to get the vaccine.

Struve explained why he didn’t hesitate to take Pfizer’s new vaccine.

“I’m an ICU physician, I’m 66-years-old, I have bad lungs, I have a history of asthma and I work with COVID patients daily.”

At Mayers Memorial Hospital District in Fall River Mills, about 25 staff members got their first of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. They should get the second dose in about three weeks.

The hospital expects to vaccinate about 25 more of its staff on Thursday.

Shasta Regional Medical Center plans to set up its vaccine clinic Thursday, Dec. 16.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

Learn more about the Covid-19 vaccines from the CDC.

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