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More than 200 soldiers deploying to Los Angeles to support vaccine efforts

More than 200 soldiers deploying to Los Angeles to support vaccine efforts
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Soldiers preparing to deploy to Los Angeles, CA to help with COVID-19 Vaccine efforts

FORT CARSON, Colo. (KRDO) - Approximately 220 Fort Carson soldiers are deploying to Los Angeles to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

The soldiers are part of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and are responding to a call for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's COVID-19 vaccination center.

According to Los Angeles County health officials, someone dies from the COVID-19 virus every eight minutes. In Los Angeles, efforts to vaccinate as many Angelinos as possible has become a national priority.

This move comes after the Pentagon last week approved the deployment of 1,100 active-duty troops to help deliver the COVID-19 vaccine nationwide.

Colorado Springs / Local News

Jasmine Arenas

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2 Comments

  1. What a joke our government is. If they would let private enterprise distribute the vaccine in the same manner as flu shots the vaccine would have been entirely distributed by now.

  2. There seems to have been absolutely no planning on how to distribute a vaccine, in spite of months of lead time where we knew a vaccine was imminent. There are enough problems distributing the vaccine and the military is an unused resource in this effort: keep the soldiers here and redouble our efforts, here, first. And secondly, have a plan for the next pandemic so we don’t have to reinvent the wheel every few decades.

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