Thousands of Baton Rouge healthcare workers, patients receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

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Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Thousands of frontline health workers in Baton Rouge have began receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

The Louisiana Department of Health allocated the vaccine for patients and employees at Fresenius Kidney Care locations statewide.

Baton Rouge is serving as a key distribution hub for Fresenius Kidney Care, according to spokesperson Terry Bellon.

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