As cases of COVID deaths hit alarming records, there is hope on the way. Monday morning ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay was given the Pfizer COVID vaccine, the first of many medical workers.
Shipments of the frozen vaccine — 2.9 million — went out Sunday night to hospitals around the country so the health workers can receive the shots, with first responders next on the list along with seniors in nursing home facilities.
Millions of vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are being distributed, with 150 hospitals expected to receive doses on Monday.
With the Moderna vaccine also on the way — hopefully approved this week — the plan is to have 20 million people vaccinated by the end of December and 100 million by the end of February.
The Twitter account for LAX announced the arrival of the vaccines, writing: ‘This is a major milestone for science, our country and our community. Thank you to all those who made this delivery possible, and are part of the incredible effort to distribute vaccines around the world.’