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COVID-19 vaccinations begin at JBER
201231-F-XX000-0102.JPG Photo By: Airman 1st Class Samuel Colvin

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Edward Champoux, the 673d Health Care Operations Squadron Allergy and Immunization Clinic chief and Pacific Air Forces regional allergist, administers the first of a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine to U.S. Air Force Capt. Orlando Cabigas, a clinical nurse with the 673d Health Care Operations Squadron Emergency Services Flight, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 30, 2020. Upon receiving the initial shipment of the vaccine, JBER began inoculating personnel following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s prioritization guidelines. The vaccine is part of Operation Warp Speed, a national initiative to accelerate the development, production and distribution of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.


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