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Pearl Harbor submarine crews get COVID-19 vaccine

Pearl Harbor submarine crews get COVID-19 vaccine
The Navy last week gave the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to some Pearl Harbor fast-attack submarine crews — an indication of the priority given to keeping subsea sailors healthy aboard the warships that are critical to national security but notorious for their close quarters.

Pearl Harbor submarine crews get COVID-19 vaccine Sonar Technician Submarine 1st Class Cameron Mallonee of Wasilla, Alaska, assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield, receives the COVID-19 vaccine Dec.HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — The Navy last week gave the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to some Pearl Harbor fast-attack submarine crews — an indication of the priority given to keeping subsea sailors healthy aboard the warships that are critical to national security but notorious for their close quarters.We're just a piece of it, " said Chief Amanda Gray, a spokeswoman for the Pacific submarine force headquartered at Pearl Harbor.Pearl Harbor has about 15 Los Angeles- and Virginia-class subs.

In November, nearly a quarter of the 300 crew of the Pearl Harbor destroyer USS Michael Murphy was afflicted with coronavirus.But sailors aboard the Los Angeles-class submarines USS Springfield and USS Jefferson City were among those getting the first of two Pfizer vaccinations at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec.

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