Dr. Jason Smith, U of L Health, gets COVID-19 vaccine

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The first five healthcare workers who received the Pfizer vaccine in Kentucky got their booster shots on Monday.

The follow-up shots were given to three doctors and two nurses at U of L Health got their first round of the vaccine on Dec. 14. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both require a second booster shot a few weeks after the first dose. 

The frontline workers said Monday they were feeling well after getting both shots. 

"I think for us completing that part of this today means a lot given everything we've done and we've been caring for," said chief medical officer Dr. Jason Smith. 

UofL Health hopes to have all of its Tier-1 frontline workers vaccinated by the end of January, and says about 2,000 of its healthcare workers have received their first shots. 

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