PUEBLO, Colo. — USNORTHCOM announced Monday that they are deploying about 100 personnel to Pueblo to assist in the vaccination effort, in accordance with a FEMA order.
The state announced Monday that Pueblo’s state-run vaccination clinic at the Colorado State Fairgrounds will be transitioning to a federally-supported site starting April 14.
USNORTHCOM’s doctors, nurses, pharmacy technicians, and other medical personnel will help with inoculations.
Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, said the vaccine is a personal decision and not a requirement for service members. However, in his headquarters, 85% of personnel have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 50% are fully vaccinated.
VanHerck also said NORAD & NORTHCOMM’s duty is to guard the nation against all threats: competitors, natural disasters, and a pandemic.