Tabe Mase is the director of Caregiver Health Services at ChristianaCare. On December 21, 2020, she administered the COVID-19 vaccine to then President-Elect Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
Areas of Expertise (2)
Widener University: MJ, Health Law
n/a: M.S., Nursing
Media Appearances (2)
These ChristianaCare Nurses Got Their Shot at Fame
Delaware Today online
December 21, 2020, “was like any other day,” until 10 a.m., when ChristianaCare’s Director of Employee Health Tabe Mase got a call from the chief operations officer. “She said, ‘The president-elect and the first lady are going to be coming to ChristianaCare for their vaccines and we would like for you to give them their vaccines.’ Then I went into operations mode,” Mase said, preparing where and how she’d administer the shots. “I was just honored that our senior leadership trusted me enough at being steady enough to administer the vaccine to both the president and the first lady.”
10 things you need to know today: December 22, 2020
The Week online
President-elect Joe Biden on Monday received his first dose of the two-shot Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. The moment was broadcast live on television, part of a push to reassure people that the vaccine is safe. "I'm ready," Biden said as he rolled up his sleeve at ChristianCare Hospital in Newark, Delaware. "We owe you big," he told Tabe Mase, the nurse practitioner who administered the shot.
Selected Papers and Publications (3)
Management of a large tuberculosis contact investigation related to a contaminated bone graft product used in spinal surgeryAntimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology
2022 In March–April 2021, 23 patients at a 906-bed hospital in Delaware had surgical implantation of a bone graft product contaminated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis ; 17 patients were rehospitalized for surgical site infections and 6 developed pulmonary tuberculosis.
170. Reduction in Bloodborne Pathogen Splash Exposures After Implementation of Universal Masking and Eye Protection for COVID-19Open Forum Infectious Diseases
2021 While splashes to the eyes, nose and mouth can often be prevented through appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) use, they continue to occur frequently when PPE is not used consistently.
1206. #HitMeWithYourFluShot: Consolidating a 3-Week Influenza Vaccination Program into a One-Day DrillOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
2019 Since 2011 our health system has achieved >90% employee influenza vaccination via a 3-week intensive nonmandatory program offering entrance location vaccinations. We partnered with Emergency Management to consolidate this process into 1 day, fulfilling a dual purpose of conducting an emergency vaccination drill.