Local hospitals prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

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Anticipation is growing with word that COVID-19 vaccines could be rolling out in weeks.

The COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna require sub-zero temperatures when being stored.

Saint Vincent has purchased new freezers as part of their preparation. UPMC will be storing them on dry ice.

The vaccine needs to stay at a temperature of -80 degrees.

Saint Vincent’s Director of Pharmacy spoke about getting things right when the doses get here.

“There’s been a lot of planning we’ve done here locally, as well as, at the network level to ensure that we have all the pieces in place to rise up and really participate in vaccinating,” said Stephen Henderson, Director of Pharmacy, Saint Vincent.

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