It's Vaccine Day In NE Ohio

(Cleveland) - The first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine arrive at hospitals in Northeast Ohio today. Both Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth are scheduled to have deliveries of the vaccine.

MetroHealth says the first doses of the vaccine will be on a truck that arrives Tuesday morning between 9 and 11. The box or boxes containing the vials of vaccine will be unloaded, and then put in special freezers. The vaccine must be stored at about 100 degrees below zero.

Medical personnel at both hospitals will be the first to receive the vaccine. MetroHealth says it will start administering the vaccine at 12 noon on Wednesday.

Aultman Hospital in Canton will also be one of the first in Ohio to receive doses of the vaccine. Governor Mike DeWine says ten hospitals across Ohio were chosen to be the first, based on geography, population, and ability to store the vaccine at required temperatures. The first two - Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and University of Cincinnati Medical Center - received their first doses Monday.

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