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Naval Hospital Jacksonville Receives COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Naval Hospital Jacksonville on Dec. 15.
Yan Kennon
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Naval Hospital Jacksonville
COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Naval Hospital Jacksonville on Dec. 15.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville has received an initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

The first phase of vaccinations will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Priority will be given to on-base healthcare workers, emergency services and public safety personnel.

The vaccine is being offered on a voluntary basis while it falls under an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

NH Jacksonville includes five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. It serves 163,000 active duty, active duty family members and retired service members.

Brendan Rivers can be reached at brivers@wjct.org, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.