Stars and Stripes 04 Jan, 2021 10:30 am

Coronavirus vaccine arrives on Guam, inoculations begin

Coronavirus vaccine arrives on Guam, inoculations begin
As of Monday, confirmed cases had risen to 7,163, including 330 U.S. service members, and 122 deaths, according to Guam’s Department of Public Health and Social Services.

A “limited quantity” of the vaccine arrived Saturday at Naval Hospital Guam; first priority are health-care providers and emergency services and public safety personnel, Joint Region Marianas spokesman Navy Lt.“Joint Region Marianas installations expect to receive additional shipments in the coming weeks to administer to eligible [Defense Department]-affiliated individuals as production and distribution increases,” Joint Region Marianas said in a statement prior to Moore’s email.BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge.Rick Moore wrote in an email Monday to Stars and Stripes.

The Navy in Guam planned to start inoculating its frontline personnel against the coronavirus Monday, two days after the Moderna vaccine arrived on the island.The Moderna vaccine is one of two approved by the U.

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