Carilion officials say the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines are expected in the Roanoke Valley by this weekend for distribution as soon as early next week — presuming the FDA approves them Thursday morning. Carilion says the first doses that will be administered to front-line health care workers and patients in nursing homes. Doctor Paul Skolnik is Chair of Medicine at Carilion Clinic:

The first vaccines to arrive are from Pfizer and are administered in two doses 21 days apart.