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Baltimore hospital gets vaccine, 5 workers inoculated

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University of Maryland photo-Ultra-cold freezer to store the Pfizer COVID vaccine

BALTIMORE (AP) — The first doses of the new COVID-19 vaccine have arrived at a Baltimore hospital and five health care workers have been inoculated.

A shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Two physicians, a nurse, a respiratory therapist and an environmental service worker received their first dose. The vaccine requires two doses.

Video provided by the hospital shows employees carefully opening a shipping box, taking out a small container and placing it inside a freezer with a temperature reading of minus 112 degrees Fahrenheit.

Joseph DiCubellis is the center’s senior director of pharmacy services.

He called it a “historic moment.”