Carris Health – Redwood administered their first COVID-19 vaccinations to local healthcare workers on December 29. CentraCare has plans in place to administer the vaccine throughout the health system, including Carris Health – Redwood using a team of vaccinators. On the first day of vaccinations in Redwood, 36 employees received the vaccine. Vaccinations will follow the prioritization criteria set by the CDC. The first priority group includes frontline healthcare staff who work directly with patients with diagnosed or suspected COVID-19, long-term care staff and residents and emergency medical services personnel. The second and third groups of first-priority healthcare employees includes all health care personnel who are unable to work from home.