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445th Airlift Wing administers first COVID-19 vaccine

Senior Airman Mariah Harris, 44th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commanders support staff, takes the temperature of Maj. Ryan Armstrong, 89th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot, before he signs in to get his Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 26, 2021, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Airmen were given staggered time slots and maintained physical distancing per Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention guidelines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mr. Darrell Sydnor)

Senior Airman Mariah Harris, 44th Aerospace Medicine Squadron commanders support staff, takes the temperature of Maj. Ryan Armstrong, 89th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot, before he signs in to get his Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 26, 2021, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Airmen were given staggered time slots and maintained physical distancing per Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention guidelines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mr. Darrell Sydnor)

Tech. Sgt. Kathleen Burden, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron medical service craftsman, prepares the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing Feb. 26, 2021. Each vile contains 10 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Airmen were given staggered time slots and maintained physical distancing per Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention guidelines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mr. Darrell Sydnor)

Tech. Sgt. Kathleen Burden, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron medical service craftsman, prepares the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine for Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing Feb. 26, 2021. Each vile contains 10 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Airmen were given staggered time slots and maintained physical distancing per Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention guidelines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mr. Darrell Sydnor)

Maj. Ryan Armstrong, 89th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot, receives his first COVID-19 vaccination Feb. 26, 2021. The 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron administered the vaccination to 445th Airlift Wing reservists and monitored each Airman for development of side effects. The two-dose vaccine was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an emergency use authorization and are currently offered to Defense Department personnel on a voluntary basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mr. Darrell Sydnor)

Maj. Ryan Armstrong, 89th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot, receives his first COVID-19 vaccination Feb. 26, 2021. The 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron administered the vaccination to 445th Airlift Wing reservists and monitored each Airman for development of side effects. The two-dose vaccine was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an emergency use authorization and are currently offered to Defense Department personnel on a voluntary basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mr. Darrell Sydnor)

Master Sgt. Christian De La Cruz, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace medical technician, gives Maj. Ryan Armstrong, 89th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot, a COVID-19 vaccination record card Feb. 26, 2021. De La Cruz also provided a sticky note with the time the vaccine was administered for evaluation purposes. AMDS staff members monitored each Airman for development of side effects. The two-dose vaccine was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an emergency use authorization and are currently offered to Defense Department personnel on a voluntary basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mr. Darrell Sydnor)

Master Sgt. Christian De La Cruz, 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace medical technician, gives Maj. Ryan Armstrong, 89th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot, a COVID-19 vaccination record card Feb. 26, 2021. De La Cruz also provided a sticky note with the time the vaccine was administered for evaluation purposes. AMDS staff members monitored each Airman for development of side effects. The two-dose vaccine was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an emergency use authorization and are currently offered to Defense Department personnel on a voluntary basis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mr. Darrell Sydnor)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --

Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 445th Airlift Wing received their first COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 26, 2021. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine was administered by members of the 445th Aerospace Medicine Squadron. Each member receiving the vaccine was monitored for development of side effects and waited 15 minutes after getting the vaccine before they were allowed to leave. The two-dose vaccine was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an emergency use authorization and are currently offered to Defense Department personnel on a voluntary basis. Reservists receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine will receive their second dosage 28 days after receiving the first dosage