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Two South Florida Hospitals Will Be Among The First In State To Get COVID Vaccine

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Two South Florida hospitals will be among the first in the state to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood and Jackson Memorial in Miami will distribute the vaccines once they are approved by the FDA. They have been chosen because they are in densely populated areas and can store them at extremely cold temperatures. The first shipment of vials is set to arrive in mid-December. Health care workers, long-term care staff and residents will be the first to get the vaccine.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a graduate of both the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys playing her guitar, writing fiction, and cooking.