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Connecticut will receive 63,000 doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine starting this week.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2020, 10:31 PM

Updated 1,274 days ago

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Connecticut will receive 63,000 doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine starting this week.
The first doses of the vaccine arrived at Hartford Hospital Monday. Hospital workers, who received their shots, applauded as the vaccines were unloaded.
St. Vincent's also received doses of the vaccine.
"It's exciting because we have plans to vaccinate everybody here at St. Vincent's, the other campuses that are affiliated with St. Vincent's, and other providers so it is a hope that we can accelerate this and get everybody that needs it and that wants the vaccine," says Corina Marcu, associate vice president of medical affairs.
Health care facility and pharmacies will have an easier time storing Moderna's coronavirus vaccine because it requires standard refrigeration. The vaccine can be kept around 40 degrees for around a month.
Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine has to be stored at nearly 100 degrees below zero.
Health officials continue to urge people to wear a mask and take coronavirus protections. They say even though two vaccines are in the state, we aren't finished with the pandemic yet.


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