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COVID-19 response has involved over 5,000 NYNG members

December 29, 2020 — LATHAM, New York – The New York National Guard was among the first states to call up Soldiers and Airmen for the COVID-19 pandemic on March 10. Nine months later, on Dec. 17, it was one of two Guard forces to begin administering a COVID-19 vaccine to its troops.Since the first 300 Guard members mobilized to help contain a coronavirus outbreak in MORE
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nigel Chen, assigned to Joint Task Force COVID-19, New York National Guard, administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Camp Smith Training Site Medical Readiness Clinic, N.Y., on Dec. 18, 2020. The New York National Guard is participating in a Department of Defense vaccine pilot program in which 44,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are being administered to front line medical personnel at 16 locations around the world.