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By Mara Silvers
Montana Free Press 

'We're getting there': Health care workers are first in line as Montanans receive initial round of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine


December 23, 2020

A box of Pfizer vaccines delivered to St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Courtesy of St. Vincent Healthcare.

HELENA - At St. Peter's Health in Helena, many doctors and medical staff spent the beginning of this week eagerly preparing for a pivotal moment. On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, the hospital said, frontline employees began receiving the first of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, marking what many health experts consider a seismic step in the fight against the coronavirus afflicting Montana and the country.

The past several months of vaccine development have been "just historic in terms of the rapidity and the completeness of the vaccine trials," said...

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