More than 1,200 Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport employees were vaccinated against the coronavirus through short-notice opportunities at the Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) located on Naval Station Newport. Over the past few months, government, military and contractor employees were given the opportunity to receive Moderna or Pfizer vaccine doses that were in danger of being discarded because they were already opened and intended for someone who canceled an appointment.
A collaborative effort was required to fill short-notice appointments for Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport employees to receive extra doses of the coronavirus vaccine from Naval Health Clinic New England during the past few months. Those involved in the coordination include Elaine Trainor (from left), administrative officer in Division Newport’s Corporate Operations Department; Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command New England staff, Hospital Corpsman (HM) Timothy Williams, HM 2nd Class Nolan Bronson, HM Fawn Buckley and Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Sutherland, homeport clinic manager; and Janet Igo, administrative/technical specialist and telework program coordinator, Division Newport’s Human Resources Division. The team recently met at the Naval Station Newport Officer’s Club, where the vaccine clinic was held. (U.S. Navy photo by Dave Stoehr)