St. Charles Bend is preparing to receive its first doses of the Pfizer vaccine to help stem the spread of Covid-19. St. Charles held a press briefing today to address storage, administration, and security concerns tied to the vaccine. Dr Cynthia Maree is leading the vaccine planning efforts and says they’re expecting the first vaccine shipment of 975 doses to come in on Thursday. She says the first to be vaccinated will be caregivers, and says the rollout will proceed in distinct phases from there. Maree says they can’t legally require their workers to get vaccinated – but she says they will recommend it. For security reasons, she says all of the vaccinations will be done at St. Charles Bend, and they’re expecting to start administering the vaccine on Monday.