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Healthcare workers at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center receive first dose of Pfizer vaccine Monday

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Posted at 7:55 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 11:20:18-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Healthcare workers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Monday, the hospital confirmed to News 5 Cleveland.

Between 20 to 30 healthcare workers received the first dose.

On Monday, a shipment from Pfizer will include 9,750 vaccines for Ohio's prepositioned hospital sites. An additional 88,725 vaccines will go to Walgreens and CVS for congregate care settings.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus is one of ten propositioned hospital sites in Northeast Ohio along with MetroHealth and Aultman Hospital in Stark County that will get a portion of the 9,750 doses designated for healthcare workers.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, these vaccines will be the first dose for those in the identified critical groups. A second dose will be delivered and administered in the future.

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