WXHC recently spoke with Dr. Sushil Kumar Gupta, a pulmonologist/critical care specialist at Cayuga Medical Center who was part of the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations.
He and two other frontline providers received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine on December 18 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.
Vaccinations of additional personnel have since continued.
In addition to Dr. Gupta, ER physician Dr. Keith Lambert and RN Kate Rosa also got their initial dose of the vaccine on the 18th.
Rosa was part of a team that travelled to NYC at the height of the pandemic to help overflowing hospitals.
For additional information about vaccines, cases or recent exposures, visit: www.tompkinscountyny.gov/health.
Statistical data and official numbers as they are released by the Cayuga Health Sampling Centers can be seen here.