SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, June 16, 2021 – Harrington HealthCare System reached two significant milestones in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic today: the healthcare system administered its 50,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine this morning and also administered its 60,000th COVID-19 test.
Eight-teen year old, Haven Hubacz received the 50,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccination from Harrington HealthCare. As a recent graduate of Tantasqua High School in Fiskdale, Massachusetts, She says she got vaccinated in order to keep herself and her fellow students safe when she begins her first semester of college this fall.
“This really is a significant milestone in the sixteen-month ordeal of this pandemic for our region,” said Harrington HealthCare President and CEO Ed Moore. “We are thrilled to have provided 50,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to our community so that we can all begin to move past the pandemic and safely return to working, gathering, and living life the way we all want to once again.”
“However it seems fitting that at the same time, we’ve also reached a milestone marker for COVID tests administered as well – 60,000 tests as of today,” Moore continued. “That serves as an important reminder that although we’ve made incredible progress in beating back the pandemic, we are not out of the woods yet, particularly as variants of the virus continue to emerge. I would urge anyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but has not done so yet to get vaccinated as soon as possible so we can keep this positive momentum moving forward.”
Harrington HealthCare offers COVID-19 vaccination by appointment as well as during designated walk-in hours. The healthcare system also offers COVID-19 testing by appointment only. For the most up-to-date information on vaccination and testing appointments, hours and locations, visit harringtonhospital.org/coronavirus.
Harrington HealthCare System is a comprehensive regional healthcare system serving more than 25 communities across south central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. The system includes Harrington Hospital in Southbridge, Harrington HealthCare at Webster and three additional major medical office buildings: Harrington HealthCare at Charlton, Harrington HealthCare at 169, also in Charlton, and Harrington HealthCare at Spencer; Harrington Physician Services, our primary care and multi-specialty physician group; UrgentCare Express at Harrington in Charlton and Oxford; The Cancer Center at Harrington in Southbridge, and the region’s largest Behavioral Health programs for mental health and substance use.
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