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Biden receives coronavirus vaccine

President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Monday...the same day that Moderna's vaccine became the second in use in the United States. NBC's Sarah Dallof reports.

Posted: Dec 21, 2020 3:02 PM
Updated: Dec 21, 2020 3:03 PM

(NBC News) A second vaccine is now in use in the fight against COVID-19.

Millions of Moderna doses were delivered to thousands of locations nationwide Monday.

Clinical trials show it's as effective as Pfizer's vaccine, but doesn't require subzero storage.

Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of Pfizer's vaccine.

This week CVS and Walgreen's will begin administering vaccines to residents of long term care facilities.

A Center for Disease Control advisory committee recommends the next phase of distribution include Americans 75 and older and front line workers like police, teachers and grocery store clerks.

Still, health experts say difficult days are ahead.

"Vaccinations are really not going to impact the course of this pandemic until the early spring," warns NBC Medical Contributor Dr. Vin Gupta.

Hospitals in California are reaching critical levels amid the post-Thanksgiving surge in infections.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/3mAGjxb

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3095814

Reported Deaths: 35549
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles104602114641
San Bernardino2587421561
Riverside2558082739
San Diego2197312222
Orange2178492546
Santa Clara959361158
Kern87240572
Fresno83591968
Sacramento816871128
Alameda69107842
Ventura63413462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43392773
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo33207309
San Francisco29665274
Solano26191108
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25380486
Merced24570316
Sonoma24262242
Kings19588148
Placer17584186
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13585151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10852138
Shasta9750123
Butte9582128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa773145
Lassen519916
San Benito504246
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323874
Mendocino319232
Amador303631
Lake264631
Humboldt245825
Glenn195520
Colusa17969
Calaveras163723
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
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