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Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations Welcome At High-Through Put Venues

by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bonnie Lindsay
23 April 2021
A hospital corpsman administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a Sailor onboard Naval Air Station Oceana.
A hospital corpsman administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a Sailor onboard Naval Air Station Oceana. This is the second U.S. Navy high through put vaccination site opened in Hampton Roads. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sam Jenkins)
A hospital corpsman administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a Sailor onboard Naval Air Station Oceana.
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A hospital corpsman administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a Sailor onboard Naval Air Station Oceana. This is the second U.S. Navy high through put vaccination site opened in Hampton Roads. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sam Jenkins)
Photo By: MC3 Sam Jenkins
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The COVID-19 high-through put vaccination sites at Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Oceana are open for walk-in vaccinations starting April 22 and 23.
 
At both locations, vaccines will be administered to the first 500 active duty military, DoD civilians, and government contractors with no appointment necessary on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“It only takes about 5 minutes for the vaccine process and a 15-minute wait period,” said Cmdr. Suzanne Fierros, force nurse for Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (COMNAVAIRLANT). “For an average person, it’s about 20 minutes. If you’ve been flagged receiving a vaccine in the past it will be about 35 minutes.”
 
The vaccination clinics are provided as a way to increase the opportunity for individuals to receive the vaccine.
 
“With every shot administered, we are turning the tide on the COVID-19 pandemic and doing our part to keep our force healthy and safe,” said Capt. Laurence J. Kuhn, force surgeon COMNAVAIRLANT.  
 
While the COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary for military members, since April 21, 2021 the Navy has provided the first vaccine to approximately 69,711 active and reserve Navy personnel, as well as second doses to approximately 145,939. 
 
To learn about the latest COVID-19 policies, leadership messages, and guidance on how to protect yourself, your family, and your shipmates visit https://www.navy.mil/US-Navy-COVID-19-Updates/.
 
 
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