Final preparations are under way at Elkhart General Hospital for those frontline healthcare workers who will make history on Friday when they receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a behind-the-scenes look at volunteers planning and practicing inside the Elkhart General vaccine clinic, one of the 50 state-designated Phase 1a sites.

“It has just been emotional all week knowing we’re getting to this place where we will be moving out of the pandemic and excited for the part we’re all going to play for our community,” said Michele Destefano, Elkhart General risk manager who will be volunteering at the vaccine clinic.