Pennsylvania National Guard vaccination mission ends
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Christopher Valencia, combat medical specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 112 Infantry Regiment administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Romero Sergio at the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center in Philadelphia ON May 17, 2021. The Pennsylvania National Guard has been supporting COVID-19 vaccine sites across the Commonwealth since mid-March. PA Guard members have supported the administration of more than 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ross Alexander Whitley) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pennsylvania National Guard vaccination mission ends
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Cpl. Nathaniel Shaffer, a combat medical specialist with 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Daniel Cruz at the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center in Philadelphia on May 17, 2021. The Pennsylvania National Guard has been supporting COVID-19 vaccine sites across the Commonwealth since mid-March. PA Guard members have supported the administration of more than 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Ross Whitley) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pennsylvania National Guard vaccination mission ends
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Han Thach, left, a combat medic with the Pennsylvania National Guard, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a patient at Capital Area Intermediate Unit in Enola, Pa., on March 26, 2021. Thach was part of the Pa. National Guard mission to vaccinate Pennsylvania teachers, child-care workers and other staff. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Keeler) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pennsylvania National Guard vaccination mission ends
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Tyler Lundquist, a medic with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Medical Battalion Training Site, vaccinates an educator against COVID-19 Mar. 11, 2021, at Capital Area Intermediate Unit in Enola, Pa. Nearly 90 Pennsylvania National Guard members are supporting COVID-19 vaccination clinics for teachers and school staff at seven sites across Pennsylvania. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Zane Craig) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pennsylvania National Guard vaccination mission ends
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Gary Sowash, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2/112th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, administers a COVID-19 vaccine at Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 in Lancaster, Pa., on March 12, 2021. Nearly 90 Pennsylvania National Guard members are supporting COVID-19 vaccination clinics for teachers and school staff at seven sites across Pennsylvania. (Photo Credit: Capt. Brad Rhen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pennsylvania National Guard vaccination mission ends
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Jonathan Miller, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2/112th Infantry Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, administers a COVID-19 vaccine at Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 in Lancaster, Pa., on March 12, 2021. Nearly 90 Pennsylvania National Guard members are supporting COVID-19 vaccination clinics for teachers and school staff at seven sites across Pennsylvania. (Photo Credit: Capt. Brad Rhen) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – After over three months and more than 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, the Pennsylvania National Guard's public vaccination mission has come to an end.

Operation Vaccinate PA began March 11, when Pa. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen helped vaccinate teachers across the commonwealth. They wrapped up June 29 with the closure of the community vaccination center at the Park City Center mall in Lancaster.

"Over the past several months, the men and women of the Pennsylvania National Guard vaccinated over 80,000 citizens at COVID-19 vaccination centers across the commonwealth," said Pennsylvania Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Mark Schindler. "I thank them, their families and employers for their many sacrifices, dedication and selfless service."

Approximately 350 Soldiers and Airmen participated in the operation. They administered 81,571 vaccine doses to commonwealth residents and supported sites that administered 566,163 doses overall.

The service members supported five COVID-19 community vaccination centers across the commonwealth. The centers were located in Lancaster, State College, Monroeville, and Philadelphia, where there were two separate centers.

Before beginning support of the community vaccination centers, more than 100 Pa. National Guard members supported vaccination centers for teachers and school staff at 14 locations across the commonwealth. During that mission, which began March 11 and ended on March 30, Guard members administered 14,634 vaccinations.

The Pa. National Guard teams who supported the vaccination centers included medical specialists who could perform medical tasks like administering injections and general-purpose personnel who performed non-medical tasks, such as setting up and administrative functions.

"In response to Governor Wolf's request, over 350 Soldiers and Airmen participated in vaccination operations across the commonwealth," said Col. Frank Montgomery, the Pennsylvania National Guard's director of military support. "These service members proudly undertook this vital mission and personally administered 81,571 vaccinations while supporting sites that administered over a half a million doses.

"As with previous COVID missions, these vaccination missions demonstrated the Pennsylvania National Guard's flexibility and agility, and our service members were excited to support their communities and help them return to a sense of normalcy," Montgomery added.

Pennsylvania National Guard members have also administered more than 7,000 vaccine doses to fellow PNG members, in addition to the public vaccination mission.

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