By Mara Silvers
Montana Free Press 

Montana prepares for initial COVID-19 vaccinations


December 16, 2020

The first 9,750 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could arrive this week.

When 9,750 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Montana as early as this week, the delivery will mark the beginning of a complex distribution plan organized by public health officials, hospital administrations and commercial pharmacies.

The goal of the initial round of distribution, state officials say, is to get the vaccine to as many frontline health care workers as possible. As of Tuesday, Montana reported 17,293 active cases, with approximately 70% of the state's ICU beds full, and 38% of those occupied by COVID-19 patients. Scores of health care workers have had to stay home...

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