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STATE WIDE–Indiana is expected to receive 55,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in the first shipment. That vaccine is expected to be administered beginning Monday, to health care workers.

WISH TV reports that Parkview Health System in Ft. Wayne will be the first to give a small number of their workers their first shots.

More vaccine is expected to arrive in a second shipment Tuesday and next week.

The vaccine will be distributed in three phases: first will be front line health care workers and nursing home residents. Second will be other essential workers and vulnerable people. Third will be the general public,

“I feel that it’s a good thing. It puts a lot of people’s minds at ease where they can start getting out again and you know, enjoying life and not be cooped up in the house,” said Ahkisha Owens from Indianapolis, talking to WISH TV.

“The excitement to have a vaccine come to us and hopefully slow down the deaths and all the rates and everything. Yeah, we’d be willing to take it,” said Will Owens from Indianapolis.

Moderna’s vaccine is expected to be considered for FDA emergency approval this week.