Northern California hospital vaccinates more than 800 in just hours after freezer holding COVID-19 vaccine breaks

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UKIAH, Calif. (KGO) — A hospital north of Santa Rosa had just hours to vaccinate hundreds of people on Monday after the freezer storing its Moderna vaccine had broken down.

Staff at Ukiah Valley Medical Center jumped into action, vaccinating some 830 people in just two hours.

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Math teacher Leslie Banta happened to be one of them.

“I am elated. That is not an understatement.”

Leslie received her first vaccination, Monday, and has the card to prove it. It happened weeks, maybe even months ahead of schedule, in a victory snatched from what might have been a disaster.

“It is astounding and heroic.”

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