Alta Bates healthcare workers first to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

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As Berkeley awaits shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, frontline healthcare workers at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center will be among the first to be vaccinated. Workers at high risk of COVID-19 exposure during patient interactions will be prioritized to receive the vaccine.

As Berkeley awaits shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, frontline healthcare workers at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center will be among the first to be vaccinated.
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Closing Alta Bates threatens emergency care in Berkeley

As many as 4,000 UC Berkeley students visit Alta Bates’ emergency department, or ED, every academic year. It’s especially comforting to know that we can also receive intensive care services or other acute care services at Alta Bates, which is owned by the hospital chain Sutter Health.
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