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The Long Awaited COVID-19 Vaccine Rolls Out In Houston Today. What To Expect And Who Will Get It First?

The minus 70 Celsius vaccines can be thawed in 30 minutes at room temperature and then it has five hours to be administered. If not, the vaccine must be discarded.

Pharmacy Manager Shannon Baker prepares a syringe for the new COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to a Lifespan Health Care worker.
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Over a year after the first cases of COVID-19 began to appear worldwide, the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines has rolled out nationally.

Dr. Brad Lembcke, Chief Medical Officer at St. Luke's Health, joins Town Square to discuss how St. Luke’s has prepared to dispense and store the vaccine in minus 70 Celsius freezers and the logistics to dispense a temperature delicate vaccine.

Then, Ernie is joined by Dr. Jill Weatherhead, Asst. Professor, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine who discusses how the mRNA-based vaccine works and answers listeners' questions about COVID-19.

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