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An empty syringe on a table at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after a care worker received the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 16, 2020. Brian van der Brug/AP hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

'This Is An Exciting Thing.' For Frontline Workers, Vaccine Comes As A Massive Relief

Despite some early bumps, the arrival of the first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine was celebrated this past week by those who've been caring for patients since the early days of the pandemic.

An empty syringe on a table at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after a care worker received the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 16, 2020. Brian van der Brug/AP hide caption

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'This Is An Exciting Thing.' For Frontline Workers, Vaccine Comes As A Massive Relief

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