Pfizer Vaccine Distribution Gets a Trial Run in Colorado; See Pics

Lifestyle | | December 9, 2020, 10:26 am
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 Vail Health Hospital employee health nurse Diane Schmidt gives a mock COVID-19 vaccine to Caitlyn Ngam, an infection preventionist at the hospital, in Vail, Colorado. With the state expecting its first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine in a matter of days, the state health department ran an exercise to see how ready it is to take on such a mass vaccination campaign. The Pfizer vaccine, which is the first shot expected to gain federal approval, will be difficult for the state to distribute as it needs to be stored at sub-zero temperatures and requires two shots. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital employee health nurse Diane Schmidt gives a mock COVID-19 vaccine to Caitlyn Ngam, an infection preventionist at the hospital, in Vail, Colorado. With the state expecting its first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine in a matter of days, the state health department ran an exercise to see how ready it is to take on such a mass vaccination campaign. The Pfizer vaccine, which is the first shot expected to gain federal approval, will be difficult for the state to distribute as it needs to be stored at sub-zero temperatures and requires two shots. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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 Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown practices measuring the exact dosage for a mock Covid-19 vaccine in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown practices measuring the exact dosage for a mock Covid-19 vaccine in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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 Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown works on the procedure of reconstituting mock COVID-19 vaccines in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown works on the procedure of reconstituting mock COVID-19 vaccines in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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 Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown practices measuring the exact dosage for a mock Covid-19 vaccine in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown practices measuring the exact dosage for a mock Covid-19 vaccine in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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 Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown, wearing protective gloves, takes a mock COVID-19 vaccine sample out of a thermal shipping container in the pharmacy at the hospital in Vail, Colorado. The mock vaccines are packaged in the thermal shipping containers that use dry ice to maintain a temperature of between minus 60 to 86 degrees celsius to keep the vaccines cold. They in turn will be transferred to an ultra-cold freezer to maintain those temperatures. There are only a handful of hospitals that have these very specialized ultra-cold freezers which will limit in the beginning where the vaccines will end up in Colorado. Vail Health Hospital has the capacity to store up to 5,000 doses in its freezer. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown, wearing protective gloves, takes a mock COVID-19 vaccine sample out of a thermal shipping container in the pharmacy at the hospital in Vail, Colorado. The mock vaccines are packaged in the thermal shipping containers that use dry ice to maintain a temperature of between minus 60 to 86 degrees celsius to keep the vaccines cold. They in turn will be transferred to an ultra-cold freezer to maintain those temperatures. There are only a handful of hospitals that have these very specialized ultra-cold freezers which will limit in the beginning where the vaccines will end up in Colorado. Vail Health Hospital has the capacity to store up to 5,000 doses in its freezer. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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 Vail Health Hospital employee health nurse Diane Schmidt, gives a mock COVID-19 vaccine to Caitlyn Ngam, an infection preventionist at the hospital, in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital employee health nurse Diane Schmidt, gives a mock COVID-19 vaccine to Caitlyn Ngam, an infection preventionist at the hospital, in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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 Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown, wearing protective gloves, gets ready to take a mock COVID-19 vaccine sample out of a thermal shipping container in the pharmacy at the hospital, in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown, wearing protective gloves, gets ready to take a mock COVID-19 vaccine sample out of a thermal shipping container in the pharmacy at the hospital, in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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 Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown works on the procedure of reconstituting mock COVID-19 vaccines in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown works on the procedure of reconstituting mock COVID-19 vaccines in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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 Vail Health Hospital pharmacy pharmacist Jessica Peterson places two boxes of mock COVID-19 vaccines into the hospital's ultra-cold freezer at the hospital, in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital pharmacy pharmacist Jessica Peterson places two boxes of mock COVID-19 vaccines into the hospital's ultra-cold freezer at the hospital, in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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 Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown practices measuring the exact dosage for a mock Covid-19 vaccine in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy, in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)
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Vail Health Hospital pharmacy technician Rob Brown practices measuring the exact dosage for a mock Covid-19 vaccine in the sterile compounding room in the hospital's pharmacy, in Vail, Colorado. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

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