New state coalition aims to make sure eventual COVID-19 vaccine is accessible to all

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MERCED, California (KGPE) — Scientists worldwide are working around the clock to create a COVID-19 vaccine. Locally, there’s work being done to make sure everyone has access to it when one is approved.

Right now, there are a number of human trials underway. While it’ll still be some time before we see a fully approved vaccine, health leaders around the country are already making sure they’re prepared for distribution.

In Fresno County, interim health officer Dr. Rais Vohra said the public health department is looking at how to store the vaccine — knowing it’ll need to be kept cold.

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