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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

COVID vaccine arrives

Healthcare workers, first responders and long-term care to receive first doses likely this week


Last updated 12/17/2020 at 3:48pm

Seattle Times/Washington Department of Health

Staff members wheel out doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for shipment at the University of Washington Medical Center on Monday, Dec. 14.

CHENEY – Doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine hit the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday - with a final destination in the arms of health care workers and first responders this week, along with some of the more vulnerable individuals to the infection as early as next week.

According to a state Department of Health Dec. 14 news release, Washington has received 62,400 doses of Pfizer's vaccine - the first of a half dozen vaccines being developed. The first distribution will go to 17 sites across 13 counties in the state, with Spokane Regional Health District officials confi...

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