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Nellis Air Force Base begins administering COVID-19 vaccine

NELLIS AFB VACCINE
Posted at 2:30 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-07 22:47:29-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nellis personnel administered the base’s first round of COVID-19 vaccinations on Dec. 23 at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center.

The Department of Defense distributed the vaccine to several initial sites as part of Operation Warp Speed, which is the nation’s initiative to safely and efficiently vaccinate the American public.

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Nellis will administer the vaccine using a phased approach to ensure first responders, mission-essential personnel, deploying forces and individuals with serious illnesses are among the first to receive the vaccine.