First COVID-19 vaccines in Comanche County administered at CCMH

First COVID-19 vaccines in Comanche County administered at CCMH 

LAWTON, Okla. – Health Care officials administered the first COVID-19 vaccines in Comanche County Wednesday afternoon at Comanche County Memorial Hospital.

First in line was ICU nurse Laura Thomas, who said she chose to get vaccinated because of her elderly father.

“Actually the inspiration came from my father who lives in Ohio,” she said. “He’s 78-years-old. When I talked to him about the vaccine, he was very excited about it. He’s willing to step forward and take it as soon as he can, so I thought this was my way to honor him and try to help.”

Chief Medical Officer at CCMH Dr. Scott Michener was also one of five vaccinated today.

He said today was a celebration for healthcare workers who have put their lives on the line for others.

“These people have been brave,” he said. “They’ve risked their own health, their families’ health to take care of other human beings so for me it’s really a celebration for all of us today. It’s medicine at its finest.”

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