Pentagon to Release 44,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Start

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Director of the Defense Health Agency Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place speaks to reporters during a press conference to discuss plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to members of the U.S. military, at the Pentagon on December 9, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Theodore Bunker    |   Wednesday, 09 December 2020 01:37 PM

The Department of Defense is planning to start distributing Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week with about 44,000 doses in just over a dozen locations in the U.S. and abroad, CNBC reports.

The Pentagon released the first part of it’s multi-phase plan on Wednesday, showing that it plans to start providing the vaccine at 13 military installations within the United States and at three overseas for health-care providers, emergency workers, and some service members, among others.



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