Coronavirus Vaccine Arrives At LAX as Health Officials Announced 12,000+ New Cases Across LA County
The first batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine arrived at Los Angeles International Airport late Sunday night, the first sign that the beginning of the end of the Great Pandemic of 2020 is in sight.
Why it matthers:
On Sunday, the Los Angeles County Department of Health reported another record number of Covid-19 infections with 12,731 new cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19; surpassed 4000 for the first time. According to the newly released numbers, more than one-fifth of hospitalized patients are in intensive care units.
Keep this in mind: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said last week that the city would be receiving 3,900 doses of Pfizer vaccine and 11,600 of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine in the next few weeks.
👉The vaccine is an mRNA vaccine, and it takes two shots three weeks apart.
Like Marvel, the vaccine comes in phases: The vaccine will be dispursed within stages, with the first recipients focusing on hospital workers like doctors, nurses, and medical personnel.
CVS and Walgreens will be administering the vaccines at thousands of long-term care facilities across the U.S and must keep the vaccine in subzero freezers.
🛫: FedEx and UPS are transporting the vaccine to administration sites.
💉According to Wall Street forecasts, Pfizer and Moderna are anticipated to make $32 billion in Covid-19 vaccine sales in 2021.