Biggest questions answered on coronavirus vaccines in Bay Area
Frontline healthc are worker Gilberto Garcia receives a vaccination at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez.Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesShow MoreShow Less
Dr. Brian Thompson looks at his vaccination card at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles.Jae C. Hong / Associated PressShow MoreShow Less
Nurse Phung Nguyen, who works on a COVID-19 floor, shows where she received the COVID-19 vaccine at S.F. General Hospital.Gabrielle Lurie / The ChronicleShow MoreShow Less
A health care worker prepares to get vaccinated at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.Ariana Drehsler / AFP / Getty ImagesShow MoreShow Less
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- After nine grueling months of COVID-19 hope has arrived. Medical workers from Contra Costa to San Francisco are breathing a sigh of relief as they got the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
"It literally gives me chills because medical science has never done anything like that. The human race has never done anything like this. To identify a novel virus, sequence it, produce a vaccine and test it and have it be safe," said Dr. Sergio Urcoyo, Department Chair of Hospital Medicine at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center.
In Contra Costa County 9,750 doses arrived Tuesday. The plan is to distribute them between the eight medical facilities in the county.