First COVID-19 Vaccines at NHCH
HM3 David Tuil, a Hospital Corpsman in the Preventive Medicine Department at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH), administers one of the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at NHCH to Lt. Cmdr. Troy Underbrink, frontline physician at NHCH, on Dec. 16, 2020. NHCH has initially received a limited quantity of COVID-19 vaccines for frontline healthcare personnel and emergency support services. NHCH is following the Department of Defense's (DoD) phased, standardized, and coordinated approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines. The strategy was developed in collaboration with Operation Warp Speed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the DOD’s COVID Task Force assessment of unique mission requirements.