Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood are among the first hospitals in Florida to receive Covid-19 vaccines, officials said Wednesday.
Jackson Memorial expects to receive a limited supply of Pfizer vaccine in mid-December and purchased equipment, such as cold freezers, for safe and proper storage of vaccines, a spokesman for the Jackson Health System said in a statement.
The first groups to receive the vaccine will be frontline health workers, long-term care staff and residents, and the first responders. Jackson Health said they have completed the correct registration to qualify for the Florida Shots Program.
The Memorial Healthcare System confirmed in a statement that the hospital was ready to “receive and store Covid-1
Sun Sentinel said hospitals in Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville will also receive vaccines.
Pfizer and BioNTech said Wednesday that their vaccine is 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 and, in addition, appears to repel severe disease.
Moderna said data from the preliminary phase of three studies on Monday showed that her vaccine was more than 94% effective in preventing the virus.
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