The first Moderna Covid-19 Vaccines were administered last Thursday by the 27th Special Operations Medical Group to base first responders. Upon the New Year Cannon received their first shipment of the Moderna Vaccine. In accordance with the Department of Defense, the vaccine will be distributed in a phased approach, which prioritizes those providing direct medical care, maintaining essential national security and installation functions, deploying forces, and those at the highest risk for developing severe illness from COVID‐19, before other members of the DoD population.
“Our Medical Group has been committed to developing and executing a COVID-19 vaccination plan in concert with Department of Defense guidance,” said Col. Robert Masaitis, 27th Special Operations Wing Commander and installation commander. “Their hard work and dedication to the health of our force has enabled Cannon AFB to remain vigilant and healthy despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented.”
Prioritized personnel are highly encouraged to take the vaccine to protect their health, their families, the Clovis and Portales communities, and lower the public health risks associated with the COVID‐19 pandemic. All 27 SOW personnel will continue to follow the COVID‐19 safe guidelines and mandates.
To keep up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts at Cannon AFB, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CannonAirForceBase.