With COVID-19 vaccine supplies tight, Truman Medical Centers cancels some appointments

Feb. 1—Truman Medical Centers has the capacity to administer more than 2,500 COVID-19 shots every day, and has appointments scheduled into March.

But sometime Monday afternoon, Truman expects to run out of its allotment and won’t be administering first doses again until late Tuesday or early Wednesday, when another shipment is expected.

People who were set to get their first shot Tuesday will be rescheduled and bound to be frustrated. So is Charlie Shields, Truman Medical’s president and CEO.

“One of the biggest constraints that we have right now is simply the availability of vaccine,” he told Jackson County legislators Monday.

Bridgette Shaffer, director of the Jackson County Health Department, shares the same frustration, she told legislators. Last week, her department received no vaccine for first doses of the two-shot regimen, and she doesn’t expect any this week, either.

“At the pace our community is receiving the vaccine,” according

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COVID-19 antibody treatment credited for relieving hospitals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)– Jeffrey Caruth credits an investigational treatment called Monoclonal Antibodies for helping him recover from COVID-19.

“I feel that if I hadn’t gotten that treatment, I’m afraid of the possibilities of what could have happened,” says Caruth.

Sick and quarantined, he struggled to breathe.

“It just scares you, you know? It’s not something normal that you really have in your life.”
 
Praying for relief, he traveled to Vanderbilt where he was hooked to an IV for an hour receiving laboratory-made antibodies that target and neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus known as COVID-19.

“I didn’t feel like anything progressed,” Caruth explains. “I felt like I was at the same, which made me happy. And then, as another day went by, I was feeling a little bit better.”

Caruth, like so many others considered high-risk, experienced an improved outcome following treatment. In fact, data shows 97% of those who received the

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Following freezer failure, nurses rush out 1,300 COVID-19 vaccines to anyone available

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle hospitals rushed out COVID-19 vaccines to hundreds of people in the middle of the night after a freezer they were being stored in failed.

It’s not clear what caused the freezer failure Thursday night, but the UW Medical Center’s Northwest and Montlake campuses and Swedish Medical Center received more than 1,300 doses that needed to be used before they expired at 5:30 a.m. Friday, The Seattle Times reported.

Word of the unexpected doses spread on social media, and a line of hopeful vaccine recipients snaked out the clinic door and through a parking lot at UW Medical Center-Northwest. A hundred people lined up at Swedish Medical Center’s clinic at Seattle University. The hospital tweeted at 11:59 p.m. that it had 588 doses to give out,

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Kevin McDonald served as the president and CEO of TROSA (short for Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers) from its inception in the early 90’s until stepping aside from his duties last July due to health concerns. After 26 years, McDonald’s legacy has helped aid in the recovery of hundreds of people faced with substance abuse problems. Based in Durham, North Carolina, TROSA is a licensed treatment facility which helps individuals with substance use disorders become healthy and productive members of their communities, neighborhoods, and families.

Founded in 1994, the organization launched from the Old North Durham Elementary with 30 residents has become one of the premiere outreach programs and facilities throughout North Carolina thanks

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