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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Washington State Department of Health announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Dayton General Hospital prepares


December 17, 2020

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The Pfizer vaccine must be stored in ultra-cold freezer units or temporarily in the thermal packaging used for shipping.

DAYTON-The Washington State Department of Health expects to receive and distribute 62,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 17 sites across 13 counties, beginning this week.

According to DOH, the state should receive another 222,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and 183,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, by the end of Dec., with regular shipments beginning in Jan.

About 190 organizations across the state are enrolled as COVID-19 vaccine providers. The majority of enrolled facilities are hospital and medical clinics, including Dayton General Hospital.

Cheryl Pell, the pharmacist at Day...

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