SALT LAKE CITY — In a tweet, officials confirmed that Utah State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week.
In a video released with the announcement Dunn says that because she has been vaccinated, she can now turn to others to help quicken the administration of COVID-19 vaccines in Utah.
"By me being vaccinated," Dunn says in the video, "It allows me to participate in vaccination clinics across the state and help others get vaccinated as well."
State epidemiologist @DrAngelaCDunn got the COVID-19 vaccine today! It was necessary for her to get the vaccine so she can administer it to others. @utahdepofhealth #igotmyshotut pic.twitter.com/lZSZxEaEp5— State of Utah COVID-19 Response (@UtahCoronavirus) January 7, 2021
The Utah Department of Health reports that 60,462 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the state as of Wednesday.
Healthcare workers and Emergency Medical Technicians have been first in line to receive the vaccine. Earlier in the week, vaccination capabilities were opened to all first responders including police officers, firefighters and emergency dispatchers.
State officials say teachers could receive their vaccines by the end of January.
It is unknown which vaccine Dunn received or when she will receive her second dose.