Santa Clara County is gearing up for its first delivery of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

The county expects 39,300 doses of it later this month, pending FDA approval, officials said Wednesday.

The county is also expecting 17,550 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, making it a total of nearly 57,000 doses by the end of December — all for health care workers and long-term care facilities. 

This comes as two more hospitals in the county reported running out of ICU beds for a period of time — O’Connor in San Jose and Saint Louise in Gilroy. Regional Medical Center in San Jose also reached capacity at some point this week.

A total of 1,700 additional cases and three new deaths were reported in Santa Clara County Wednesday for a total of over 43,000 cases and 515 deaths.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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