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California Hospitals Prepare To Get First Vaccine Doses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – As California reported a record of nearly 35,500 positive coronavirus cases on Friday, there is a glimmer of hope. The state is awaiting the first batch of coronavirus vaccine and plans to distribute it to hospitals to inoculate healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic. The state is expecting to receive 327,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine by early next week if it gets FDA approval. Counties will have set amounts, to be distributed to hospitals that have storage capacity and can vaccinate people quickly. To buy time, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has placed much of the state on a stay-at-home order due to dwindling intensive care unit capacity.