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NBC4: OhioHealth's Dr. Gastaldo Endorses COVID-19 Vaccine by Getting Vaccinated

You've likely seen Joseph Gastaldo, MD, OhioHealth system medical director of infectious diseases on the news or on social media, touting the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine.  On Monday, Dr. Gastaldo showed the community just how much he believes in the vaccine by getting vaccinated himself at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.

"I chose to get the vaccine because I take care of patients," said Dr. Gastaldo.  "But it's important to have leaders, not just in medicine but in all communities - business leaders, a synagogue, a church - talk about the vaccine and the safety of getting vaccinated."

OhioHealth received 10,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine in addition to last week's vaccine shipment from Pfizer and will continue to vaccinate its frontline workers.

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