The vaccination event at NATTC was part of Naval Hospital Pensacola’s beginning stages of vaccine delivery to commands in the Pensacola area.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is taking a prioritized, phased approach for administering the vaccine to strengthen the DoD’s ability to protect its people, maintain readiness, and support the national COVID-19 response. The vaccine is being administered on a voluntary basis throughout the DoD.
“It’s not only helping myself but others with getting to herd immunity,” said Aviation Electrician's Mate 1st Class Jesus Rosadorivera, a NATTC instructor who received the shot. “The more people who get it, the better we protect each other.”
NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students yearly. The largest part of this student body is comprised of enlisted personnel attending "A" schools designed to provide them with the entry-level knowledge and skill levels required to perform as technicians.
“I decided to do it to help protect my family because I do have a newborn at home,” said another NATTC instructor, Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Cox. “This will also help protect my students. While we take measures to protect them while they are here, I want to do my own part to help keep doing that.”
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