The first batch of the COVID-19 Vaccine in California has arrived, after the state, witnessed an all-time high in their COVID daily cases, which caused a surge in the state’s Intensive Care Unit. And with the ushering in of the vaccines, the state looks to be gaining hope in the fight against the coronavirus.
Governor Newsom, in a statement, said, “It’s a day when we can lay claim to the fresh air of progress rather than that stale air of normalcy,” Newsom said. “But we have to be sober and mindful about the moment we are in.”
California has received 33,150 doses of Pfizer vaccine in four California locations, consisting of Los Angeles, San Diego, and two sites in Northern California. The state is expected to receive 327,600 doses in the first allotment.
And according to him, on Tuesday, the state will receive 393,900 more doses from Pfizer next week. And when the Moderna vaccination is approved, the state is expected to receive 672,600 doses of the vaccine by the end of the month.
In total, California should receive a total of 2.16 million total doses by the end of the year, according to Governor Newsom.
Who Will Get Vaccinated First?
Vaccination officers concluded that medical professionals should be vaccinated first because of their exposure to the virus.
“When these groups get vaccinated, it not only protects them, keeping them available to support the medical needs of our city,” said Long Beach Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis. “It also protects everyone who needs to receive care from them.”
How Much Do You Pay to Get Vaccinated?
Getting vaccinated is entirely free. The U.S government put in $10 million into the manufacturing, research, development, and distribution of vaccines. You don’t have to pay anything, because the US government has taken care of it for you.
When Can the General Public Get Vaccinated?
According to a statement by Rina Shah, Group Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at Walgreens on Monday, said, “Over the next couple of months we anticipate that we’ll be able to have [it in] our stores similar to the flu season,”
When asked for a timeline, Rina said that it would be “hopefully in the spring timeframe.”
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