Los Angeles hospital receives shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles received an initial shipment of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. According to a statement from Cedars-Sinai, it is one of several Southern California hospitals that will receive the vaccine.

Healthcare workers in the facility’s intensive care units and emergency rooms will be among the first to receive vaccinations, which are voluntary, the Cedars-Sinai statement said.

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

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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