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COVID Vaccine roll out at Michigan Medicine

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Calling it “the beginning of the end” of the 2020 pandemic, a University of Michigan hospital infectious disease specialist who co-chaired the hospital’s vaccine task force, says it will take over six months to complete widespread vaccinations against the virus.

With the arrival of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ann Arbor hospital, Dr. Sandro Cinti says this is just the beginning of the vaccination process that he admits was not an easy process to establish
It will be slow to start and will ramp up and they will get better at this as we go along
He says health care personnel with the highest risk exposures will be the first to get the vaccine, which will be done by randomly choosing from those who have indicated they would like to be among the first to get vaccinated.