WATCH: Healthcare workers receive first COVID-19 vaccines in Abilene

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Healthcare workers at Hendrick Health System received the first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Abilene.

Friday morning, the first of thousands of workers received their first of a two-part vaccination designed to create immunity against COVID-19.

The vaccinations arrived in Abilene via a temperature-controlled package Thursday afternoon and have been stored at a freezer designed to keep them at -70 degrees ever since.

After healthcare workers, other frontline employees such as funeral and nursing home workers will get the next doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

It’s still unknown when the vaccine will be available to the general public.

Watch the video above to see the Hendrick Health System workers get vaccinated!

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