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."


Today was the first day of the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine for DC Fire And EMS. Thank you Mayor Bowser for...

Posted by DC Fire And EMS on Thursday, December 17, 2020

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.⁣⁣


A post shared by Fremont Fire (@fremontfire)

Phoenix Fire Department

Phoenix Fire Captain-Paramedic Kenny Overton receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 


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. 

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