Local hospitals administer first rounds of COVID-19 vaccine to frontline workers

A nurse at Inland Valley Medical Center is given the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Dec. 21. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Valley Staff

On Monday, Dec. 21, Inland Valley Medical Center, Rancho Springs Medical Center, and Temecula Valley Hospital began administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to frontline workers at those locations. 

“As directed by the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), we have begun administering the vaccine only to our front-line healthcare workers at this time,” according to a press release issued by the two healthcare organizations. 

Frontline healthcare workers will continue to receive the vaccine throughout the weeks on a staggered schedule after they have signed up for the immunizations. 

“While the initial supply of the new vaccines will be limited, it is undeniably encouraging news that these new vaccines will help in society’s fight against the pandemic,” the press release read.