The Los Angeles hospital receives the dispatch of the COVID-19 vaccine

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

Healthcare workers at the institution’s intensive care units and the emergency department will be among the first to be given voluntary vaccinations, the Cedars-Sinai statement said.

Vaccinations against COVID-19 began in California amid a huge increase in infections and hospitalizations.

The first Pfizer vaccine deliveries left Michigan early Sunday for 145 distribution centers nationwide. The initial batch in California was scheduled to total 325,000 doses that arrive in a few days. Governor Gavin Newsom said another 400,000 doses would arrive next week.

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