COVID-19 Vaccinations Underway at USC

Richard Dang, assistant professor at the USC School of Pharmacy, president-elect of the California Pharmacists Association and chair of its COVID-19 Task Force, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to pharmacy resident Kyle Fischer on Thursday, December 17. (Photo courtesy of Richard Dang)

Following CDC and state health guidelines, COVID-19 vaccinations at USC are first going to health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

By USC News staff

On Thursday, Keck Medicine of USC received its first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers at Keck Medical Center of USC in East Los Angeles and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Calif.

Both facilities began COVID-19 vaccinations for USC staff in the afternoon, including physicians, nurses, environmental services workers and other staff who are at increased risk of exposure. The health system plans to administer 2,500 vaccines over the next few days.

The first eight Keck Medicine staff members to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at USC. (USC Photo/Richard Carrasco III)