Asante employees receive first COVID-19 vaccines

MEDFORD, Ore. — Asante staff received their first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Friday afternoon.  Asante says it received 975 doses of the vaccine, which covers 15% of its staff.

To help decide who will get it first, Asante established a committee to make those tough decisions. They’ll also make a plan for administering it.

Asante says it hopes to have its southern Oregon workforce entirely vaccinated by mid-February. It says the plan is to receive new doses of the vaccine regularly from this week on.

Madison LaBerge is the anchor of NBC5 News Weekends at 6 and 11. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Madison is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest. She can't get over "how green everything is!" When Madison is not at work, she looks for new and exciting cooking recipes and explores Southern Oregon. Feel free to send her story ideas or the address of your favorite Mexican food restaurant!
Skip to content