SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- With the announcement that Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine has been given an Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, questions now focus on when it will be available in San Diego County and who will be receiving it first.
Guidelines set by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, recommends health care workers receive the vaccination first, along with residents and workers of nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
California is set to receive 327,000 doses of the vaccine in the first round of allocation. Of those San Diego County is scheduled to receive 28,275 doses, which is expected to only cover about 70% of the first group of recipients identified in Phase 1.
San Diego County is expected to receive 28,275 doses of California's first allocation of 327,000 vaccine doses in mid-December. Wooten said there is about 39,000 personnel in the acute care hospital section alone.
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