USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the vessels in her carrier strike group ship will now start receiving the first dosage of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
“Receiving the COVID-19 vaccination is a great step in reinforcing the health and safety of our Sailors,” said Capt. Scott A. Jones, commander, Destroyer Squadron 22.
“Our overall success begins with quality care of our sailors on the frontlines.”
The vaccines will be administered by Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, say the U.S. Navy in a news release.
“The pandemic has challenged the Vella Gulf team in unprecedented and unique ways, but we continue to persevere in meeting every mission,” said Capt. Mike Desmond, Commanding Officer, USS Vella Gulf (CG 72).
“Being afforded this opportunity to receive the vaccine will better protect our Sailors while enabling us to maintain peak readiness as a resilient, capable and healthy naval force.”
The first round of the Moderna vaccine will be administered for units USS Monterey (CG 61), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), USS Mitscher (DDG 57), and USS Mahan (DDG 72).