Fire, EMS personnel share COVID-19 vaccination experiences on social media
Across the country, fire and EMS workers are among the first to be immunized against the virus
The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine made their way to healthcare facilities across the United States over the past week, and in many states, fire and EMS professionals were some of the first in their region to be immunized against the virus.
Firefighters shared their vaccine experiences with the media and on social sites.
Here are a few of the fire and EMS professionals who participated in this historic vaccination effort.
D.C. Fire and EMS
"#DCsBravest will now be able to better protect the District, their colleagues, families, and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Santa Fe (N.M.) Fire department
Members of the Santa Fe Fire Department get the COVID-19 shot.
Alameda County (Calif.) fire department
Chief William McDonald and several members of the Alameda County Fire Department received the first of two COVID-19 vaccine injections.
Albuquerque (N.M.) Fire Rescue
EMS providers are included in the first tier of medical workers, and over the next several weeks, AFR members will continue to receive vaccines.
Seattle Fire department
Firefighter/Paramedic Alan Goto became the first department member to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Fremont (Calif.) Fire Department
Chief Jacobson and Fremont firefighters took part in the first day of the COVID-19 vaccinations for Alameda County EMS first responders. The vaccine is optional for firefighters.
Phoenix Fire Department
Phoenix Fire Captain-Paramedic Kenny Overton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
NEW YORK AMR
American Medical Response Paramedic Jake Stephens, of Syracuse, New York, said he is choosing to get vaccinated for his mother, who is a nurse administrator at a hospital.
Syracuse #Paramedic Jake Stephens of @AMR_Social is getting vaccinated against #COVID19 in honor of his mother, a #nurse administrator who is also fighting the pandemic. Thank you to Jake & his mom! #EMSvax 🚑♥👩⚕️ #COVID19Vaccine #EMS #MobileHealthcare @tweetAONL #Paramedics #EMT pic.twitter.com/nfxAVl8Ram— AmericanAmbulanceAsc (@amerambassoc) December 14, 2020
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