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Disney employee brags about getting COVID-19 vaccine early. Here’s how she got it

A woman who is reportedly a Disney employee got the COVID-19 vaccine early. Here’s how.

A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, as the U.K. health authorities rolled out a national mass vaccination program.
A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, as UK health authorities rolled out a national mass vaccination program.
Frank Augstein, Associated Press

A woman who claims to be a Disney employee reportedly received the COVID-19 vaccine early and posted about it on social media.

What happened:

A woman — whose name hasn’t been released — was one of several people at a California hospital to receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite not being a front-line worker, The Daily Beast reports.

  • “When I woke up this morning, I didn’t think I would be getting the COVID-19 vaccine today. But here we are. I’m so very happy,” she said in a post that has been deleted, according to The Daily Beast. “Science is basically my religion, so this was a big deal for me.”

How did she get it early?

The Pasadena Star-News reports that the woman got a vaccination card from Redlands Community Hospital, which did not confirm the woman was vaccinated.

However, the hospital said vaccines were given out to people who don’t work on the front lines.

  • “There were several doses left” after doctors and staff received vaccines, the Star-News reports.
  • “Because the reconstituted Pfizer vaccine must be used within hours or be disposed of, several doses were administered to non-front-line health care workers so that valuable vaccine would not be thrown away.”

Is that true?

The Pfizer vaccine has a time limit. It can be kept in a deep freeze hospital for 30 days and then five days in a refrigerator, according to the company.