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Ontario hospital receives first doses of Covid vaccine

The first doses of a Covid vaccine arrived at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario Tuesday morning. (Saint Alphonsus Medical Center photo)

ONTARIO – The first shipment of the Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech Covid vaccine arrived at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario Tuesday morning and vaccinations of critical hospital staff are scheduled to begin this week.

“Saint Alphonsus expects to get additional shipments of the vaccine later this week and will receive regular shipments to meet the demand,” said hospital spokesperson Claudia Weathermon Tester.

The Oregon Health Authority announced Monday that the Ontario hospital would be one of the first five medical centers in Oregon to receive the vaccine.

The state said Monday doses of the Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE vaccine had arrived in Oregon, and were earmarked for facilities in Portland and Tualatin.

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