"Without A Vaccine, We Don't Get Out Of This," BIDMC Doctor Says

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Hospitals across the U.S. are expecting to receive the first shipments of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Monday.

Critical care specialist Dr. Daniel Talmor of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said the vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel.

"Three thousand people a day are dying of COVID-19," Dr. Talmor said. "Without a vaccine, we don't get out of this."

Dr. Talmor is encouraging people to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. In Massachusetts, the first of Pfizer's two-step coronavirus vaccine will go to front line medical workers starting Tuesday.

Read More: Here's Massachusetts' COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Timeline

Dr. Talmor said people shouldn't be wary of getting the vaccination.

"Whatever small inherent side effects there may be in a vaccine, is nothing compared to the slaughter we're seeing of the virus," he said.

WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small reports:

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Written by Brit Smith

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