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Utah Hospitals Begin Administering First COVID-19 Vaccines

An intensive care nurse in Salt Lake City became the first person in Utah to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Utah hospitals began administering vaccinations to front-line healthcare workers with the highest risk of exposure. Hospital leaders expect about a total of 100 doses to be administered across the state on Tuesday. Christy Mulder, a nurse at University of Utah Hospital, was the first person in the state to receive the vaccine. State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn says she is thrilled that vaccines are finally being distributed in Utah. But she urges people to continue public health measures like wearing masks and social distancing.