COVID-19 vaccinations underway in California

COVID-19 vaccinations began in California amid a huge wave of infections and hospitalizations.

Healthcare workers in San Francisco and Sacramento were vaccinated on Tuesday with some of the initial stockpiles of the vaccine to arrive in the state.

“I trust the FDA evaluation process. I trust the experts we have in this hospital who have seen the data, who have reviewed it. And we all … we believe this is a safe vaccine,” said Dr. Antonio Gomez with the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Gomez was the first to receive the vaccine in San Francisco according to local reports.

San Francisco is expected to receive approximately 12,500 doses from Pfizer this week and a second shipment soon thereafter, according to a report by KGO-TV.

The first shipments of Pfizer vaccine left Michigan early Sunday for 145 distribution centers nationwide. The initial California batch was scheduled for a total of 325,000 doses to arrive over several days. Governor Gavin Newsom said another 400,000 doses will arrive next week.

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