After 5 Million Shots, Military’s Federal Vaccination Sites Are Done

The last federally supported COVID-19 vaccine center staffed by U.S. military personnel closed June 20, wrapping up more than four months of vaccinations at dozens of sites nationwide. But National Guard personnel are still supporting state and local vaccination sites, Pentagon spokesman John F. Kirby said June 21.

Since opening earlier this year, service members at 48 sites nationwide administered about 5 million vaccine doses, Kirby said. National Guard sites have administered another 12 million, Kirby said.

The last federally supported site was in New Jersey, Kirby said. The federal effort began in early February, when a 222-person team from Fort Carson, Colo., deployed to Los Angeles to set up a mass vaccination site.

The move comes as the Pentagon is revising its health protection status. As of June 23, that status will improve from “bravo plus” to “bravo,” meaning its office spaces facilities can increase to 50 percent occupancy, up from 40 percen. Maximum telework remaining. Public tours are still closed.

Within the Defense Department, there have been 4,212,820 total COVID-19 vaccines distributed. Within the Air Force, 256,416 total personnel are fully vaccinated.