Nurse Vanessa Arroyo, seated, rolls up her sleeve as she prepares to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot from nurse Rafael Martinez during a news conference Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tampa General Hospital receives 1st COVID-19 vaccine shipment Monday morning

On Monday morning, Tampa General Hospital has received its first doses of Pfizer’s recently-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last week said the federal government allocated 179,400 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the state. Following emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, the first shipments of the vaccine exited Pfizer’s facility Sunday morning in Portage, Michigan, to be sent to distribution centers across the country.

Watch the full press conference below or click here.

Author: Andrew Krietz / WTSP
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