California is set to receive its first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in the next few weeks.
The state will get 327-thousand doses of the vaccine, by December 14th 2020, which has to be stored at ultra-low temperatures of -94 degrees F, and which require a second dose, 2 to 3 weeks after you get the first dose.
Some people are getting side effects similar to the flu, after they get the first dose of Covid vaccine.
327-thousand doses will only vaccinate 163,500 people, because each person has to get two doses.
State officials are working to determine who will receive the vaccine first. It will be essential health care workers, followed by patients in nursing homes, elderly people, people with other health problems, first responders, and eventually getting down to the general public in 2021.
Governor Gavin Newsom says the Moderna vaccine will follow, with those doses arriving by December 21st 2020.
Doctor’s hands, wearing blue rubber gloves, sticking a vaccination needle into the arm of a female patient as patient watches.
Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR.