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Albany Neurocritical Care Among First Neuro ICU Teams to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

By Currents Editor posted 24 days ago

  

By Tamer Abdelhak, MD, FNCS 

On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, the Albany Medical Center neurocritical care team was one of the first Neuro ICU teams to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The team has been on the frontline of managing patients within Upstate New York who have suffered from catastrophic neurologic injuries, some with concomitant COVID-19 infection.

New York State was one of the most affected areas in the United States during the April 2020 surge of COVID pandemic. Albany Medical Center is a Level 1 trauma center and the Capital Region's only comprehensive stroke center, serving 3 million people in Upstate New York. The NeuroICU at Albany Medical Center is the region's only Neuro ICU, covering patients with catastrophic neurological injuries at a 15-bed capacity. 

Tamer Abdelhak, MD, medical director of the Albany Medical Center Neuro ICU; Teresa Caringi, FNP; and Jacquie Sayers, PAC pose after receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Tamer Abdelhak, MD, medical director of the Albany Medical Center Neuro ICU; Teresa Caringi, FNP; and Jacquie Sayers, PAC, pose with Dennis Mckenna, MD, CEO of Albany Medical Center.

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