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OC hospitals ready to distribute vaccine

Orange County Business Journal, Dec. 14, 2020

December 14, 2020

OC hospitals ready to distribute vaccine

“News of a vaccine is a sign of the virus’ last deep breath—a long, deep breath that will take time,” Chad Lefteris, chief executive of UCI Health, told the Business Journal. “It does create a sense of a light at the end of the tunnel.” … UCI Health has purchased additional ultra-low temperature freezers so that it can provide the vaccine to healthcare workers and, when the time comes, the community at large. It also has access to additional freezers that are typically used for research materials on the University of California, Irvine campus in Irvine.