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More than 4,000 Arkansas health workers get virus vaccine



Arkansas – Gov. Asa Hutchinson says more than 4,000 Arkansas health care workers have been vaccinated with the state’s initial allotment of the vaccine to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

During his weekly radio address Friday, Hutchinson said he expects the number of people who can be vaccinated will increase now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a second vaccine, this one created by Moderna Inc. Hutchinson says Arkansas expects to have the first shipments of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday.

The state received about 25,000 doses of its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine, which were sent to 18 larger hospitals, the Department of Health, and several pharmacies.