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Utah health care workers to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting Tuesday

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Posted at 8:42 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 08:21:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Health care workers will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, according to Intermountain Healthcare.

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The original plan was to administer the first vaccines to "prioritized frontline caregivers" — those who are directly involved in care for COVID-19 patients — on Wednesday, but Intermountain said it was able to push that date up by one day "thanks to progress in scheduling caregivers on Monday."

The first shipment of vaccines arrived Monday at LDS Hospital and Utah Valley Hospital.

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Additional shipments are being delivered to Intermountain Medical Center, Dixie Regional Hospital and University of Utah Health.