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First shipment of COVID-19 vaccines delivered to Carilion Clinic

Published: Dec. 15, 2020 at 4:45 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The first shipment of 4,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are now in the possession of Carilion Clinic. The initial batch arrived around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The first batch will be distributed to healthcare workers with direct patient care responsibilities for those with COVID-19.

“The light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel is getting a little brighter,” said Chad Alvarez, Pharm. D., senior director of pharmacy and the leader of Carilion’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force

Those healthcare workers in Carilion’s emergency departments and COVID-19 areas will receive the vaccine first later this week. Additional shipments are expected in the next few weeks.

Visit Carilion’s COVID-19 vaccine page for more resources.

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