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Jacksonville First Responders Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

Mike Simon
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A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is shown on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Tulsa , Okla.

Jacksonville fire and rescue personnel got vaccinated Wednesday against the COVID-19 virus as the opening stage of vaccines expanded with a shipment of the Moderna doses to the city, Mayor Lenny Curry said.

Curry posted video on this Twitter account of fire and rescue employees getting the injections.

The department is on the frontlines of responding to emergency medical calls. Curry said the vaccine will help protect them in those cases.

"They will also be assisting the state by administering the vaccine to Jacksonville citizens," Curry wrote. "I'm very grateful for their service & sacrifices."

Curry did not say in the tweets how many doses were received by the city.

This story comes from WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.