It’s happening. On Tuesday Humboldt health care workers were among the first people in the county to receive doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. To commemorate the momentous occasion, the Humboldt County Joint Information Center sent along some footage of Yolanda Stevens, Occupational Health Supervisor at Mad River Community Hospital, becoming Humboldt’s first vaccine recipient. Watch above.

JIC’s statement on the occasion below: 

Today at Mad River Community Hospital, Yolanda Stevens, Occupational Health Supervisor, received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, delivered by Tina Wood, Nurse Manager of Critical Care Services. Broader distribution of the Pfizer vaccine to Humboldt County hospitals will begin Wednesday, Dec. 16.

For more information about how early doses of the vaccine will be allocated in California, please view the state guidelines here:

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