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Connecticut National Guard Teams Up With U.S. Navy To Vaccinate Sailors

Courtesy of Connecticut National Guard

The Connecticut National Guard has helped the U.S. Navy at the Submarine Base in New London in vaccinating 1,000 sailors and Navy staff at a mass vaccine clinic.

Captain David Pytlik is with the Connecticut National Guard.

“They’re providing administrative support, checking people in, maybe they’re directing traffic. They’re helping with logistics at sites. Freeing up other medical personnel to be able to focus on getting vaccines into arms. That being said we do have on any given day maybe 50 or 60 different medics that are very well-trained providing vaccinations as well,” Pytlik said.

The Connecticut National Guard is also assisting the Connecticut Department of Public Health with their vaccination sites around the State by providing the cold storage and transportation of the vaccines.

An award-winning freelance reporter/host for WSHU, Brian lives in southeastern Connecticut and covers stories for WSHU across the Eastern side of the state.