First COVID-19 vaccine delivery arrives at MD Anderson hospital in Houston
HOUSTON — MD Anderson Cancer Center received its first shipment of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. This marks the first day of a major effort to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers in the Texas Medical Center.
The hospital is among the first, not only in Houston but also the country, to have the COVID-19 vaccine. In Texas, the rollout will prioritize healthcare workers before the vaccine is administered to population’s most vulnerable to virus and then the general public.
MD Anderson said the first allotment will include 4,875 doses of the vaccine. Hospital officials said they’ve been preparing for weeks for the delivery and began stocking on tools to vaccinate people last week.
TMC officials said they expect hundreds of doctors, nurses and other key faculty members will be injected as early as this week once the allotment is precured.