Portsmouth Naval Medical Center to Receive 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in DOD Rollout

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth will be one of the initial distribution sites of COVID-19 vaccines for military service members, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

The DOD says it will start by administering a relatively small number of Pfizer’s vaccine to priority populations involved in “providing direct medical care, maintaining essential national security and installation functions, deploying forces, and those beneficiaries at the highest risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19 before other members of the DOD population.”

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