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200 Indiana National Guardsmen receive COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 6:02 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 18:02:11-05

FRANKLIN — About 200 Indiana National Guard soldiers and airmen received a COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday in Johnson County.

The guardsmen who received the vaccination are stationed at long-term care facilities, COVID-19 testing sites, protective equipment distribution warehouses and food banks.

The vaccines they received are part of a U.S. Department of Defense program, separate from the shipments to hospitals going across the country.

Indiana and New York are the first two states to pilot the DoD program.