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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at Kadena Air Base

Tech. Sgt. Christina Reynoso, a flight chief from the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in preparation for the receiving patients, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Tech. Sgt. Christina Reynoso, a flight chief from the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in preparation for the receiving patients, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Red Cross volunteers and paramedics administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Team Kadena’s first-line defenders, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase-driven and designed to safely protect members within the DoD as quickly as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Red Cross volunteers and paramedics administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Team Kadena’s first-line defenders, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase-driven and designed to safely protect members within the DoD as quickly as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Red Cross volunteers and paramedics administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Team Kadena’s first-line defenders, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase-driven and designed to safely protect members within the DoD as quickly as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Red Cross volunteers and paramedics administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Team Kadena’s first-line defenders, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase-driven and designed to safely protect members within the DoD as quickly as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Craig (left), Tech. Sgt. Nathan Wehrle (middle) and Staff Sgt. Bryan Cooper (right) from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron sit patiently waiting through the observation period after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Craig (left), Tech. Sgt. Nathan Wehrle (middle) and Staff Sgt. Bryan Cooper (right) from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron sit patiently waiting through the observation period after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Veeder, commander of the 18th Medical Group, fills out a screening questionnaire prior to receiving the Moderna’s vaccine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Veeder, commander of the 18th Medical Group, fills out a screening questionnaire prior to receiving the Moderna’s vaccine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)

Tech. Sgt. Christina Reynoso, a flight chief from the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in preparation for the receiving patients, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Tech. Sgt. Christina Reynoso, a flight chief from the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, fills a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in preparation for the receiving patients, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Red Cross volunteers and paramedics administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Team Kadena’s first-line defenders, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase-driven and designed to safely protect members within the DoD as quickly as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Red Cross volunteers and paramedics administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Team Kadena’s first-line defenders, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase-driven and designed to safely protect members within the DoD as quickly as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Red Cross volunteers and paramedics administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Team Kadena’s first-line defenders, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase-driven and designed to safely protect members within the DoD as quickly as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Red Cross volunteers and paramedics administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Team Kadena’s first-line defenders, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The COVID-19 vaccination plan is phase-driven and designed to safely protect members within the DoD as quickly as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Craig (left), Tech. Sgt. Nathan Wehrle (middle) and Staff Sgt. Bryan Cooper (right) from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron sit patiently waiting through the observation period after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Craig (left), Tech. Sgt. Nathan Wehrle (middle) and Staff Sgt. Bryan Cooper (right) from the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron sit patiently waiting through the observation period after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Veeder, commander of the 18th Medical Group, fills out a screening questionnaire prior to receiving the Moderna’s vaccine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)
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U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Veeder, commander of the 18th Medical Group, fills out a screening questionnaire prior to receiving the Moderna’s vaccine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)

Syringes and vials of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine are spread across sanitized paper waiting administration, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)
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Syringes and vials of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine are spread across sanitized paper waiting administration, Jan. 4, 2021, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Vials containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine sit on a table in preparation for vaccinations at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4, 2021. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)
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Vials containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine sit on a table in preparation for vaccinations at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4, 2021. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

A Red Cross volunteer prepares syringes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4, 2021. As part of DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)
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A Red Cross volunteer prepares syringes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4, 2021. As part of DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christina Reynoso, the NCO in charge of the immunizations clinic with the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, administers the Moderna’s vaccine to Col. Jay Veeder, commander of the 18th Medical Group at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christina Reynoso, the NCO in charge of the immunizations clinic with the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, administers the Moderna’s vaccine to Col. Jay Veeder, commander of the 18th Medical Group at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)

James Folaron, a Red Cross volunteer, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Maj. Alex Ford, from the 18th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4, 2021. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)
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James Folaron, a Red Cross volunteer, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Maj. Alex Ford, from the 18th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4, 2021. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

A Band-Aid protects the injection site after a patient receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4, 2021. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)
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A Band-Aid protects the injection site after a patient receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4, 2021. As part of the DoD strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hoang, an allergy and immunizations technician with the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, administers the Moderna’s vaccine to Senior Airman Julia Rodriguez, a laboratory technician with the 18th Medical Support Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hoang, an allergy and immunizations technician with the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, administers the Moderna’s vaccine to Senior Airman Julia Rodriguez, a laboratory technician with the 18th Medical Support Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christina Reynoso, the NCO in charge of the immunizations clinic with the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, administers the Moderna’s vaccine to U.S. Air Force Capt. Deanna Haxton, a clinical nurse with the 18th HCOS at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christina Reynoso, the NCO in charge of the immunizations clinic with the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, administers the Moderna’s vaccine to U.S. Air Force Capt. Deanna Haxton, a clinical nurse with the 18th HCOS at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hoang, an allergy and immunizations technician with the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, draws the Moderna’s vaccine into a syringe at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Hoang, an allergy and immunizations technician with the 18th Healthcare Operations Squadron, draws the Moderna’s vaccine into a syringe at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 28, 2020. As part of DoD’s strategy for prioritizing, distributing and administering the COVID-19 vaccine, those providing direct medical care and emergency services will be prioritized to receive the vaccine at units based in Japan, including Kadena AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla)

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