The first doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in California this week, clearing the way for essential healthcare workers and those most vulnerable in longterm care settings to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

However, there are still many questions surrounding this historic vaccination effort. With a coronavirus vaccine on the horizon for the general public, when will it be available to you? Is it free? What happens after you get vaccinated?

In a Q&A session hosted by NBCLA’s Whitney Ashton, medical contributor @asknursealice answered some of the commonly asked vaccine questions Friday.

You can view the conversation in the video player above or on NBCLA’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

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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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