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Nurses, the backbone of healthcare, typically have to deal with serious levels of burnout – the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem that much worse. In Houston, ICU nurses are among those who will first receive the momentous coronavirus vaccine in the region. Here is the story by Chron.

Healthcare frontline workers assisted living residents and nursing home residents will be the first to receive the vaccine. It won’t be immediately available to the general public.

After receiving his dose, Luckey recognized the significant moment of being the first one vaccinated in the region and the quick development of a vaccine during a pandemic that has killed 300,000 Americans.

“It’s momentous for this country,” Luckey said, according to Dellinger. “This is honestly the light at the end of the tunnel.”

As COVID-19 vaccine shipments began arriving in cities across the state, Houston ICU nurse Robert Luckey received the region’s first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

The Houston Chronicle’s Hannah Dellinger reports that Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical received nearly 6,000 doses of the vaccine Tuesday morning. Luckey and four other staff members were vaccinated shortly after its arrival.

Luckey said he trusts the vaccine’s efficacy and safety, Dellinger reports. After working in Memorial Hermann’s COVID unit throughout the pandemic, he’s seen what the virus can do at its worst.

This is about protecting the next person as well,” Luckey said. “We as a whole need to do this.”

Read the full story here.

If you are an RN or an LVN in Houston who has any accusations, complaints, allegations charges, or even disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), you may contact Houston nurse attorney Yong J. An and call or text him at 832 428 5679 or you can email him at Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.