Photos: Coronavirus Vaccine in San Diego

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CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Long-term care patient Carlos Alegre receives a Band-Aid after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from licensed vocational nurse Virgie Vivar at Birch Patrick Skilled Nursing Facility at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Chula Vista, California. 72-year-old Alegre is the first patient to receive the vaccine in San Diego County. Long-term care patients and frontline workers are among those in the CDC’s highest priority group for vaccination. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Long-term care patient Carlos Alegre smiles after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Birch Patrick Skilled Nursing Facility at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Chula Vista, California. 72-year-old Alegre is the first patient to receive the vaccine in San Diego County. Long-term care patients and frontline healthcare workers are among those in the CDC’s highest priority group for vaccination. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Long-term care patient Carlos Alegre receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Birch Patrick Skilled Nursing Facility at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Chula Vista, California. 72-year-old Alegre is the first patient to receive the vaccine in San Diego County. Long-term care patients and frontline healthcare workers are among those in the CDC’s highest priority group for vaccination. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Sharp HealthCare caregivers gather to watch before long-term care patient Carlos Alegre receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Birch Patrick Skilled Nursing Facility at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Chula Vista, California. 72-year-old Alegre is the first patient to receive the vaccine in San Diego County. Long-term care patients and frontline healthcare workers are among those in the CDC’s highest priority group for vaccination. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Respiratory therapist Andrew Hoyt cares for a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, with the word ‘Merry’ posted on the window a few days before Christmas, on December 21, 2020 in Chula Vista, California. According to state figures, Southern California currently has 0 percent of its ICU (Intensive Care Unit) bed capacity remaining amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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A health care worker at Rady Children’s Hospital stores the Moderna vaccine in a refrigerator. The hospital announced Monday that it received its first batch of Moderna’s vaccine.
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Carlos Alegre, a long-term care patient at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, was believed to be the first patient in San Diego County to receive Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 21, 2020.
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Brianna Salas was among the first frontline health care workers to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine at UC San Diego Health on Dec. 16, 2020.
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Anna Cabral was among the first frontline health care workers to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine at UC San Diego Health on Dec. 16, 2020.
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A team helps distribute the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine at UC San Diego Health on Dec. 16, 2020.
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Frontline health care workers receive the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine at UC San Diego Health on Dec. 16, 2020.
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Brittanee Randle, 27, an emergency room nurse at Rady Children’s Hospital, was the first person in San Diego County, non-military, to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
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Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, top left, sodium chloride, syringes and alcohol wipes at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The first Covid-19 vaccine shots were administered by U.S. hospitals Monday, the initial step in a historic drive to immunize millions of people as deaths surpassed the 300,000 mark. Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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An AcuTemp AX56L mobile refrigerator/freezer unit containing doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The first Covid-19 vaccine shots were administered by U.S. hospitals Monday, the initial step in a historic drive to immunize millions of people as deaths surpassed the 300,000 mark. Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A member of the U.S. Navy prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The first Covid-19 vaccine shots were administered by U.S. hospitals Monday, the initial step in a historic drive to immunize millions of people as deaths surpassed the 300,000 mark. Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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U.S. Navy personnel prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The first Covid-19 vaccine shots were administered by U.S. hospitals Monday, the initial step in a historic drive to immunize millions of people as deaths surpassed the 300,000 mark. Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A healthcare worker receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The first Covid-19 vaccine shots were administered by U.S. hospitals Monday, the initial step in a historic drive to immunize millions of people as deaths surpassed the 300,000 mark. Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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A healthcare worker gets ready to get the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shot at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Rachel Marrs (L) gives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine shot to Michelle Gaano a Registered Nurse at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Occupational Health Nurse Maureen Finnegan (L) gives Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine shot to Medical Director of Infectious Diseases, Dr. John Bradley at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Occupational Health Nurse Maureen Finnegan (L) gives Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine shot to Dr. Heather Pierce a Pediatric hospitalist at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is pictured at Rady Children’s Hospital before it’s placed back in the refrigerator in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Pharmacist Manager Ron D’Ulisse opens the refrigerator currently used to store Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Pharmacy Technician Kevin Ros (R) prepares Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine before it is administered to healthcare workers at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Pharmacist Manager Ron D’Ulisse speaks to Occupational Health Nurse Maureen Finnegan before she administers Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to frontline medical workers at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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Pharmacy Technician Kevin Ros (R) prepares Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine before it is administered to healthcare workers at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020. (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
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COVID-19 vaccine at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego
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COVID-19 vaccine at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
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UC San Diego Health took a screengrab of the exact moment -- 7:14 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2020 -- when the facility received it's first batch of the coronavirus vaccine.
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UC San Diego Health was among some of the first facilities in San Diego County to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.
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UC San Diego Health was among some of the first facilities in San Diego County to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.
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UC San Diego Health was among some of the first facilities in San Diego County to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.
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UC San Diego Health was among some of the first facilities in San Diego County to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.
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UC San Diego Health was among some of the first facilities in San Diego County to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.
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UC San Diego Health received its first order of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.
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UC San Diego Health was among some of the first facilities in San Diego County to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.
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UC San Diego Health was among some of the first facilities in San Diego County to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.
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UC San Diego Health was among some of the first facilities in San Diego County to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.
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Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego received the coronavirus vaccine on Dec. 14, 2020. The facility was chosen as a storage site for the vaccine because it is equipped with large capacity sub-zero freezers perfect for storing the medicine.
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Frontline health care workers receive the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine at UC San Diego Health on Dec. 16, 2020.
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Amy Markley was among the first frontline health care workers to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine at UC San Diego Health on Dec. 16, 2020.
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