Crossroads health care workers prepare for logistical challenge of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be one of the first available in the U.S., but it presents logistical challenges for local health care providers as it must be stored at extremely cold temperatures.

Citizens Medical Center will receive 975 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and will be the only Crossroads facility to receive the vaccine in the state’s first distribution, state and hospital officials said Friday.

The state will distribute 224,250 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to 109 hospitals, possibly as early as the week of Dec. 14, according to a news release from the state health department.

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Joseph/Linda Crisp

A question. Does Dr Cano mean that the vaccine will be offered to frontline workers as t any location in Victoria, or only Citizens? The article did not clarify this. Thank you.

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