Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines distributed to more CT hospitals

The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine was on its way to several more hospitals across the state Tuesday.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2020, 4:38 AM

Updated 1,276 days ago

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The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine was on its way to several more hospitals across the state Tuesday.
A pharmacy technician from Hartford Hospital brought over the vaccines to Saint Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport around 9 a.m.
Saint Vincent's Medical is part of Hartford HealthCare system, which received its first shipment of 1,950 doses of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday.
The vaccines were put into the hospital's super freezer storage. It is one of just two hospitals in the Hartford HealthCare system that can store the vaccine long-term.
The hospital received 200 doses with more expected next week.
The doses will be administered to their highest-risk health care workers over the next few days and to those working closely with COVID-19 patients in the ICU in the emergency department.
It's estimated about 80% of the staff will want the vaccine. That includes Dr. Fummi Falade, who runs the ICU.
"To have the vaccine, it doesn't just give us the benefit of that personal protection, but it also allows us to protect the society," Falade said.
Workers should be fully vaccinated with both doses in about two and half months.
The state is receiving more than 31,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week.
They're being shipped to hospitals that haven't received them yet.
They're also being shipped to CVS and Walgreens, and then those pharmacies will distribute them to nursing homes.


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