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.