‘Tears of joy’: Cuyahoga County medical director cries upon learning it’s her turn to receive coronavirus vaccine

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PARMA, Ohio (WJW) – The Cuyahoga County Board of Health discussed details on its role in the COVID-19 rollout Wednesday.

First responders who choose to receive the vaccine are expected to start receiving it this week.

Cuyahoga County Board of Health Medical Director Heidi Gullett, MD, MPH, found out as our cameras were rolling that it was her turn to receive it.

“I am not nervous,” Dr. Gullett said with her voice shaking.

“These are tears of joy.”

The City of Cleveland will begin inoculating EMS workers and firefighters on Christmas Eve.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says the city plans to eventually have six vaccination sites once the vaccine is available to the general public.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will likely reveal more information on county-run sites and how the vaccine will be distributed among its communities.

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