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COVID-19 vaccines head to California as cases climb

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 13:01:37-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 325,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are on their way to California on Sunday amid record-setting case numbers and shrinking intensive care unit capacity.

The first shipments of the Pfizer vaccine left Michigan early Sunday. States will get vaccines based on their adult population and additional shipments are coming this week.

In California, counties will have specific allotments that will be distributed to hospitals determined by state health officials to have adequate storage capacity, serve a high-risk health care population and have the ability to vaccinate people quickly.

Priority will be to inoculate health care workers.