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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Provides Update On COVID Vaccination Plan

Colonel Christian Lyons, the Commander of Wright-Patterson’s Medical Center.
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Colonel Christian Lyons, the Commander of Wright-Patterson’s Medical Center.

Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to those working on the base. The first group eligible to receive the vaccine includes people working in healthcare and emergency services, and the base’s public safety personnel.

Colonel Christian Lyons, the Commander of Wright-Patterson’s Medical Center, says the vaccines they’ve given out on the base haven’t caused any serious side-effects.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's vaccine plan, as of January 14, 2021.
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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's vaccine plan, as of January 14, 2021.

“Of the supply of doses that we have received thus far, we have not seen any significant reactions in those who have received the vaccine," he says.

Lyons says talking to those who have already been vaccinated may help dispel any worries about the vaccine.

"Those who have engaged with people, who they trust, regarding their personal experiences with receiving the vaccine, this has shifted many people’s anxieties about receiving the vaccine, to now a desire to receive the vaccine,” he says.

Wright-Patterson officials will host a panel of physicians to educate people off-base about the vaccine later this month.