They Got the Shot

Jeff Cole walked into the Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis board room Tuesday morning, turning a small vial up and down, up and down in his right hand. He was met by a standing ovation.

The hospital’s director of pharmacy had with him the 2021 version of a magic elixir – the Pfizer/Biontech COVID-19 vaccine. The board-room-turned-vaccine-clinic would be a busy place over the course of the week, as Cole continually delivered new vials from which medical staff injected inoculations into the upper arms of eager co-workers.

By the time the week was over, more than 71% of the St. Louis Shriners Hospital staff had started the vaccination process. Second doses will be given in February.

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