Denver (AP) – Colorado On Monday, it received its first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the largest vaccination campaign in American history.
A FedEx driver delivered a box containing 975 frozen vials of vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNotech to the Colorado Department of Health’s laboratory in Denver. Gov. Jared Polis eagerly opened the delivery door and signed for the package. After opening the box, he placed a tracking device for five seconds to confirm that Colorado had received the dose. A small tray of doses inside the box was then placed in an otherwise empty freezer obtained by the state for the vaccine.
“This is a powerful and an emotional moment to celebrate the beginning of the end of the epidemic,” said Polis, who recently signed COVID-19 with her partner, Marlon Rees.
Polis said Colorado is receiving more than 40,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine through Wednesday, which will be stored in similar freezers statewide.
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