Members of NAS Patuxent River’s Fire, Security, and Search and Rescue teams were among the first Pax River personnel to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River (NHCPR) Dec. 23.

NHCPR has initially received a limited quantity of COVID-19 vaccines for frontline healthcare personnel and emergency support services. NHCPR is following the Department of Defense’s phased, standardized, and coordinated approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines. The strategy was developed in collaboration with Operation Warp Speed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the DOD’s COVID Task Force assessment of unique mission requirements.