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Edmonton respiratory therapist becomes first Albertan to get COVID-19 vaccine

Edmonton respiratory therapist becomes first Albertan to get COVID-19 vaccine”

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"I have a lot of compromised patients, especially in the respiratory wards, so I'm definitely feeling like I am protecting them as well as protecting myself". "So that we don't catch it from someone and then spread it to someone", said Parker. I was just lucky to draw the straw.

"This is a game-changer", Premier Jason Kenney said. "This is a happy day after these nine tough months".

Another 25,350 doses of the vaccine are expected to be delivered to Alberta next week with the goal of immunizing 29,000 health-care workers by the end of the year.

Once people receive the Pfizer vaccine, they will also need a booster jab 21 days later.

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in September, about half of US adults (51 percent) say they would definitely or probably get a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 if it were available.

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Those eligible for the vaccine include ICU doctors and nurses, respiratory therapists, and some workers in long-term or acute care homes.

"Receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community", state Fort Wayne Bishop Kevin Rhoades, chairman of the U.S Bishops' Committee on Doctrine, and Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, in a joint statement.

"Initially we thought we'd get about 200,000 additional Pfizer doses, and the third week of December, or the last week of December, the third week of the shipments, we were scheduled to get about 250,000", the governor said. DeSantis said Florida will receive less of the supply than what was initially anticipated, so he came up with a possible way to stretch out the state's innoculations.

Bullock said he plans to take the vaccine.

The first doses of the initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shipment arrived at both Geisinger locations on Tuesday, officials said.

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