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ARNORTH oversees military COVID-19 vaccination support to FEMA in four states, one territory

By U.S. Army North Public Affairs | U.S. Army North Public Affairs | Feb. 18, 2021

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —

U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command's Joint Force Land Component Command, has overseen the Department of Defense's COVID-19 response operation in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services since March 2020.

Approximately 1,710 military medical and support personnel are currently working, or will soon work, in four states and one territory as part of the federal vaccine response to the pandemic.

“Getting more people vaccinated is the mission,” said Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, U.S. Army North and U.S. Northern Command's Joint Force Land Component Command commander. “Every vaccination counts, and these 12 teams, assisting the four states and one territory on behalf of their governors and in support of FEMA, have the ability to get more than 25,000 additional people vaccinated every day.”

As part of new COVID-19 support efforts, and sourced from new active duty personnel recently announced by DOD to support the new effort.

Texas: Approximately 500 service members, arriving Feb. 19, will support three teams in three cities. The first, a 222-person Type 1 Team from the U.S. Air Force, will support the Community Vaccination Center, or CVC, at the NRG Center in Houston. A 139-person, Type 2 Team from the U.S. Army will support the CVC at Fair Park Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. A 139-person, Type 2 Team from the U.S. Marine Corps will support the CVC at AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington.

California: Approximately 220 service members arrived Feb. 11. A 222-person Type 1 Team from the U.S. Army is supporting the Community Vaccination Center at California State University Los Angeles in Los Angeles.

New York: Approximately 280 service members, arriving Feb 19, will support two teams in two cities. One 139-person Type 2 Team from the U.S. Navy will support the CVC at York College in Jamaica, while a 139-person Type 2 Team from the U.S. Air Force will support the CVC at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

New Jersey: Approximately 100 service members will support four teams in more than six cities. One 25-person Type 5 Team from the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, which arrived Feb. 11, will support the CVC at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset and, later, at a CVC site to be determined in Paterson. A 25-person Type 5 Team from the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, arriving Feb. 19, will support the CVC at Trenton Central High School in Trenton and, later, at the CVC at Iglesia Pentecostal Church in Vineland. One 25-person Type 5 Team from the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, arriving Feb. 19, will support the CVC at Thomas G. Dunn Sports Center in Elizabeth and, later, at a CVC site to be determined in Camden. One 25-person Type 5 Team will support two CVC sites at two to-be-determined locations, arriving on a date to be determined.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Approximately 50 service members will support two teams on two islands, arriving on a date to be determined. One 25-person Type 4 Team will support a CVC at the University of the Virgin Islands campus on St. Thomas. A 25-person Type 4 Team will support a CVC at the University of the Virgin Islands campus on St. Croix.

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