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WSU storing coronavirus vaccine


December 24, 2020

PULLMAN — Washington State University is storing the county’s first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in freezers capable of maintaining the -80 degrees Celsius temperature.

“Having this vaccine will allow protection of both individuals involved in our health care systems and the most vulnerable members of our community,” professor of pathology and infectious diseases Guy Palmer said. “By doing those two things, we have a chance to really make a huge difference in a short period of time.”

The university was enlisted by Gov. Jay Inslee to assist in storing the state’s vaccine supplies because of the availability of the freezer.

Approximately 62,400 doses of the vaccine are being delivered across the state of Washington this week.


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