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Milestone COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Given to 91-Year-Old Patient of Chesapeake Regional Medical Group

CHESAPEAKE, Va.— On Tuesday, Chesapeake Regional reached an exciting milestone by officially administering its 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose. The occasion was celebrated when Chesapeake Regional Medical Group patient, Granville Barefoot, 91, of Elizabeth City, received his second vaccine during a clinic held on the Chesapeake Regional Healthcare campus.  

When asked what he’s been doing during the pandemic, the former civilian embassy employee, who was proud to say he’s traveled to 150 countries and played golf on four continents, said he’s been reading three books a week to stay busy. Barefoot added, he’s looking forward to “Visiting family I haven’t seen in over a year and traveling to California to see my grandchildren graduate from college.”

Amber Egyud, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s Chief Nursing & Chief Operating Officer, says, “Administering 10,000 vaccines is significant to those who receive them and those who give them. It’s a community achievement that represents a lot of effort on the part of employees, volunteers and patients who want to ensure that we move past the pandemic.”

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is committed to caring for its community. Since the COVID-19 vaccines became available in December, the organization has provided them to health care workers and community members. Additionally, it continues to administer vaccines weekly at Chesapeake Rx in South Norfolk and hosts clinics on its Chesapeake campus for the Chesapeake Health Department and other physician groups in Chesapeake. 

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PHOTO #1a and 1b: Granville Barefoot, 91, of Elizabeth City, received Chesapeake Regional Healthcare’s 10,000th COVID vaccine dose on Tuesday, Feb. 23. Barefoot is a patient of Chesapeake Regional Primary Care – Elizabeth City, a part of Chesapeake Regional Medical Group.

PHOTO #2: Chesapeake Regional Healthcare employees celebrate their 10,000th dose milestone during a vaccine clinic held Tuesday, Feb. 23 for Chesapeake Regional Medical Group patients.

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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is home to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, the only independent, community-based hospital in the Hampton Roads region. For more than 40 years, Chesapeake Regional has provided innovative, technologically advanced health care by people who openly display their concern and compassion for the residents of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The organization offers a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a state-of-the-art neurointerventional suite and has one of the busiest emergency departments and maternity wards in the area. With more than 600 physicians on staff, the first da Vinci® XI Surgical System in Virginia and the first hospital in the world to adopt CorPath GRX Vascular Robotic Systems in all vascular intervention treatment rooms, Chesapeake Regional is dedicated to community the it serves. Visit www.chesapeakeregional.com to learn more.