ASHLAND, WI -- It was an emotional day for an Ashland couple, who became the area's first health care workers to receive a COVID-19 vaccination Monday.
Eva and Colten Thewis are emergency room nurses at Ashland Memorial Medical Center.
Not only have they experienced the pandemic in the ER, but they also lost a close friend to COVID-19 this fall.
They say getting vaccinated was a privledge and encouraged others to do the same when they can.
"Now we have a tool to reduce its prevalence," Colten Thewis said. "I think it's the most responsible thing we can do, especially being in a rural area."
ashland memorial plans to vaccinate more health care workers in the days to come.