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Camp Lejeune takes the high ground against COVID-19, combats virus with Pfizer vaccine

Camp Lejeune takes the high ground against COVID-19, combats virus with Pfizer vaccine
The inaugural vaccination phase has begun for frontline healthcare workers at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, N.C., as they were the first to receive the facility's initial shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this week.

Camp Lejeune takes the high ground against COVID-19, combats virus with Pfizer vaccine Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune personnel administer the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 28, 2020.(Tribune News Service) — The inaugural vaccination phase has begun for frontline healthcare workers at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, N.Vaccinations for medical personnel at Camp Lejeune are currently administered on a voluntary basis, however, officials are strongly encouraging those who can get the vaccine to do so.Sullivan is a direct healthcare provider aboard Camp Lejeune as a pediatrician.

As of Tuesday morning, Ewings added Camp Lejeune does not have any in-patient individuals in their COVID-19 unit and things are going great in their current fight against the virus.The medical center's efforts follow days after Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point began administering their first shipment.

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