Saint Luke’s Health System ICU nurse Kristin Sollars has seen a lot during her 15 years of nursing, but nothing quite like the devastation that 2020 ushered in with the COVID-19 pandemic.

After 10 months of working tirelessly, week after week, to try and keep patients from losing their battles with the virus, Sollars had one of the best days in a long time last week when she joined the first health care workers in the country to receive the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine.

“I was ecstatic!” Sollars said. “Everything seemed to move so fast from the CDC approval to distribution at Saint Luke’s Health System. It’s a testament to how well teams have been working together to get this life-saving vaccine to those that need it.”

Read more about Sollars' experience working on the frontlines of the pandemic in the full Platte County Citizen article: First vaccines given at Saint Luke's hospitals

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