NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB)–Vaccinations began Tuesday at Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda.

The vaccine was administered in-house by Pharmacists from Walgreens to all residents who consented and 1/3 of the staff who consented.

Vaccines will be distributed over several days where those who received the first dose will receive their second dose, and another 1/3 of the staff will receive their first dose, with the second dose to follow.

The final 1/3 of the staff will receive their inoculations at a date that is yet to be determined.

Representatives for the McGuire groups say they are fortunate to be among the first to receive the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine designed to protect residents and staff.

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