California doctors and nurses get 2nd vaccination

The first Southern California health care worker to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine lined up again to receive her second dose despite a slow nationwide start to vaccination efforts. (Jan. 4)

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HELEN CORDOVA: I just received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. And so I'm really excited because that means I'm just that much closer to having the immunity and being a little safer when I come to work and, you know, just being around my family. And so just really encouraged that I'm at this point now.

GREG KELMAN: We are giving out the doses as fast as we can, and we're getting a much larger shipment this week. So we will be able to vaccinate a broader array of people. As early as within the week, we expect to start vaccinating non-Kaiser health-care personnel. So the vaccination program will just be getting broader and broader day by day, week by week.

HELEN CORDOVA: I was definitely one of those people that did not want to receive a vaccine initially. And so my message had always been, you know, go and do your research because that's what I ended up doing, enough to change my stance on the vaccine.

That's early birthday present.

- Yeah, for sure.