Atrium Health received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Monday, 277 days after the first reported case of the coronavirus was reported in Charlotte.The first shipments of the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine arrived in North Carolina Monday morning, Gov. Roy Cooper announced.
The first batch of Pfizer’s vaccine is scheduled to arrive at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center at 10:30 a.m. Atrium announced it received its first delivery shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14. Front-line health care workers will be first in line for receiving the vaccine. It’s unclear when North Carolina will begin administering the vaccine to the general population.
Cooper tweeted that North Carolina received its first limited supply of Pfizer vaccines shortly after 9:30 a.m. According to WFMY in Greensboro, North Carolina, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center was among the first locations in the state to get the vaccine.
“The first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in North Carolina,” Cooper tweeted. “It’s a limited supply for now, but this is a remarkable achievement for science and health. We all need to keep wearing a mask and acting responsibly while we get as many people vaccinated as fast as we can.” #COVID19 #Coronavirus
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