SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California is expecting to receive its first batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses by next week, says Gov. Gavin Newsom. Those individual doses are going to be split up and spread out statewide and administered to those who need them most.
How many vaccine doses can we expect to arrive in the Bay Area?
The number of doses each county gets mostly corresponds with the size of its population, with one exception: Contra Costa County is getting fewer doses than San Francisco, despite it being larger.
Remember, the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses to be effective. So this first round of vaccinations will need to be followed up by a second shipment a few weeks later.
First in line to get the vaccine are health care workers, especially in acute care, psychiatric facilities and correctional facility hospitals. Skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, paramedics, EMTs, emergency medical services and dialysis centers are also in the first tier of recipients.
If you have a question or comment about the COVID-19 vaccine, submit via the form below or here.