A pharmacy technician from Croydon Health Services prepares to store the first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine, at Croydon University Hospital in Croydon, England, Saturday Dec. 5, 2020. The first batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is delivered to the area in preparation for a public inoculation program, with each person needing two injections and the vaccine stored at extremely low temperature. (Gareth Fuller/Pool via AP)
The United States is taking the next steps in rolling out coronavirus vaccines across the country. California specifically is working quickly to approve Pfizer and Modern vaccines before they will be distributed. ABC White Correspondent Ines De La Cuetara brings the latest to Nikki Medoro on Monday morning as coronavirus cases are rapidly rising.
Governor Gavin Newsom shared a coronavirus update of current ICU capacity by region:
- Northern California: 28.2%
- Bay Area: 25.7%
- Greater Sacramento: 20.3%
- San Joaquin Valley: 6.3%
- Southern California: 10.9%
In the meantime, CA continues to prepare. Here are some of the pallet shippers we have purchased to receive the Moderna vaccine while we await federal resources.
These pallet shippers ensure the cold-chain requirements for the vaccine are met. pic.twitter.com/H5BbaEUOU4
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) December 7, 2020
Listen to the ABC White Correspondent Ines De La Cuetara and Nikki Medoro conversation below.