WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered at medical treatment facilities today. As of March 18, 506,960 vaccinations have been administered at approximately 80 Army medical facilities to service members, veterans, Army civilians and dependents.
“I am incredibly proud of the hard work of our medical professionals in reaching this milestone,” said John E. Whitley, Secretary of the Army. “These efforts are crucial to safeguarding our people, mitigating risk to our operations and beating the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities and our nation.”
The Army’s efforts are aligned with the Department of Defense’s mission to aggressively and effectively administer vaccinations and follows DoD’s standardized, coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering voluntary COVID-19 vaccines. This phased approach is contributing to the protection and readiness of active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, as well as all mission-essential civilian employees and other personnel performing mission-essential functions.
For additional information on the vaccination mission at Army medical facilities, contact the U.S. Army Public Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.