In Munster, Community Hospital will be one of five healthcare facilities in the state of Indiana to receive the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials said. Community Hospital says it was chosen as a pilot site based on its ability to store the first doses from Pfizer at super subzero cold temperatures reaching -60 to -80 degrees Celsius. Hospitals officials say in accordance with federal and state guidelines, initial supplies of vaccines are reserved for frontline workers including healthcare workers, first responders and those at highest risk. The other four pilot hospitals are in Jeffersonville, Evansville, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. For more information about COVID-19 precautions and safeguards at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System: Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, and specialty hospital Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center, Crown Point, visit https://www.COMHS.org/coronavirus .