San Francisco Hospital Among Firsts to Inject COVID-19 Vaccine to Frontline Workers

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The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital And Trauma Center will be one of the firsts to inject the coronavirus vaccine to its personnel on Tuesday after receiving 2,000 doses from Pfizer.

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San Francisco’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Colfax, said, “We are still struggling a great deal,” as the rates of available ICU beds in the region shrunk. The decline came as the positive coronavirus cases in the city continued to soar.

Giving hope to healthcare staff, San Francisco and Almeda County will begin distributing the vaccine on Tuesday. Lisa Shilling from Stanford Medical Center said that the doses would arrive on Friday. She also explained that the recipients for the first batch of the vaccine would also get their schedule for the second dosage to complete the vaccine’s protocol. Shilling expected about 3,900 people would be vaccinated initially.

When asked as to when the vaccine will be available to the general public, Shilling answered, “That will probably be in April, so we need to get critical workers first so we can get to those in the community,”  KRON4 reported.

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