Medical Director and Chief of Emergency Services at Memorial Regional Hospital, Dr. Randy Katz, joined the South Florida Morning Show to talk about how his hospital is preparing for the arrival and eventually administration of the COVID vaccine once it receives emergency approval from the FDA.
The coronavirus vaccine may be available next month in South Florida and Dr. Katz says his hospital, Hollywood Memorial, will be dispensing the Pfizer vaccine which is a two shot cocktail.
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Dr. Katz says you cannot receive the vaccine if you are actively suffering from the coronavirus.
Dr. Katz says the vaccine may be available as soon at December 11th.
The number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus is rising in South Florida. The Florida Department of Health reports that, as of yesterday, over 11-hundred people are hospitalized in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. That’s an increase of about 300 from the beginning of the month. The DOH also announced almost three-thousand new cases of COVID-19 in those counties yesterday and 21 new deaths.
Listen to the full interview with Dr. Katz here.