COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — The COVID-19 vaccine has begun arriving in Washington state and authorities are getting shots ready for people in high-risk categories who will be eligible to receive it in the first distribution phase. About 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived at UW Medical Center early Monday morning. The vaccine delivery to UW Medical center was among the first in the state, a day after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the vaccine received approval by a Western states review board. Federal officials had previously OK’d the Pfizer shots. Inslee said vaccinations would begin Tuesday. The initial doses in Washington state will go to health workers and people in long-term care facilities, but it will be months before it is available the broader population.