Wythe County Community Hospital Receives Vaccine for Frontline Workers

December 23, 2020

Today, Wythe County Community Hospital (WCCH) administered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to its healthcare workers.

Grant Barraclough, CNO
First to receive COVID-19 vaccine at WCCH

Grant Barraclough, Chief Nursing Officer at WCCH raised his hand to receive the first dose, and then turned around to help deliver vaccines to other healthcare heroes. About the experience, Barraclough shared, “I’m very glad to start giving the vaccine. The vaccine has been long awaited and anticipated and we are excited to deliver this to our healthcare community.”

 “This has been an incredible team effort locally,” said Vicki Parks, CEO, “and I want to commend our staff – for staying the course through the pandemic. It is a very exciting time for science, healthcare and the communities we serve.”

Vaccines will continue at Wythe County Community Hospital, prioritizing as per guidance from the CDC, federal government, and the Virginia Department of Health. This vaccine allotment is not available for the public at this time, but, once the vaccine becomes more broadly available, we will strongly encourage our community to get vaccinated.