Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021
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US Military Flies COVID-19 Vaccine to Australia for US Troopson July 20, 2021 at 2:31 am

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The U.S. military has flown its own COVID-19 vaccine supply into the Northern Territory to inoculate the Marine Rotational Force based in Darwin in Australia’s “top end.” About 2,200 servicemen and women in the NT have started receiving their first doses, which are being administered by U.S. Navy medical officers. The vaccine is offered under the U.S.’s emergency use authorisation to armed forces members who choose to receive it. “We have received and administered these vaccines in an effort to fight against COVID-19,” a Marine spokesman said on Monday. “(This will) protect the community in which we live and work, as well as our forces here in the Top End.” The U.S. military has supplied enough vaccines for first and second doses but didn’t say which vaccine it is using. All Marines are subject to strict screening and quarantine requirements prior to departure and on arrival into Australia. They must …

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