The Puerto Rico National Guard today began vaccinating residents and personnel of the island’s aegis against COVID-19.
“We started vaccinating about 160 people in support of the Department of Health. In Puerto Rico there are 178 aegis and it is estimated that there are 10,000 to 12,000 people in them, including residents and employees. We currently have over 35 soldiers immersed in this mission and we hope to have completed the first and second doses by mid-March, ”said the Adjutant General of Puerto Rico, Major General José J. Reyes.
The mission with the aegis is not a new one for GNPR since, during the influenza vaccination campaign, the military organization also worked on the logistics of the process. The existing relationship with the administrators and relatives of residents of these aegis has facilitated the process of requesting permits to be able to vaccinate against COVID-19.
“The work in the aegis is going very well, it is going well. The commitment of the National Guard soldiers is commendable. The plan designed in the geographic areas of the north, south, east and west will be effective since we will be able to reach all the identified aegis and achieve the vaccination of their residents for the well-being of our elderly population ”, stated the Adjutant General.