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Hospital staff given first vaccine doses

Samaritan Health officially began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to medical workers on Friday, Dec. 18, after much anticipation.

The Pfizer vaccine is the first to roll out, though there are six different vaccine candidates in various stages of the approval process, according to the national institute of health.

Adam Brady, an infectious disease doctor at Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, said he wants to assuage fears related to the vaccine through education. Although the vaccines being rolled out are the fastest developed in history, he said that's because of new technology, significan...