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CHI Health receives first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

The first shipment arrived at CUMC-Bergan Mercy at 6:30 a.m. Monday.
CHI Vaccine Shipment
Posted at 10:39 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 14:23:45-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — CHI Health received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine early Monday.

“This is an incredible moment in medical history,” VP of pharmacy Mike Tiesi said in a Zoom meeting.

The first shipment arrived at CUMC-Bergan Mercy at 6:30 a.m. Four containers were delivered with around 975 vaccines in each container.

Tiesi said other hospitals in the system should expect their doses later Monday.

"Today is probably one of the most exciting and historical days in my career," said Tiesi.

The second dose of the vaccine isn't included in this initial shipment.

3 News Now reporter Ruta Ulcinaite will have more tonight at 6 p.m.

Watch below.