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Posted on: January 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Whitman Firefighters to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

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*NOTE: All media members who wish to attend must RSVP. This event is not open to the public. To RSVP, please contact Matthew Reid at 781-428-3299 or matt@jgpr.net.

WHITMAN -- Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Timothy Grenno is pleased to announce that, as part of the state's vaccination rollout for first responders, members of the Whitman Fire Department will receive the COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow, Jan. 14.

Chief Grenno, Medical Director Dr. Daniel Muse and Whitman firefighters will be available to speak to members of the media during the vaccination event.

WHEN: 

Thursday, Jan. 14, from 10 - 10:30 a.m. 

WHERE:

Whitman Fire Department headquarters, 56 Temple St., Whitman.

Members of the media are asked to park in the rear parking lot behind the building by the American Legion on Legion Parkway.

WHO:

    Whitman Fire Department Chief Timothy Grenno

    Medical Director Dr. Daniel Muse 

    Whitman Fire Department personnel

WHAT:

Whitman Fire Department paramedics will be giving COVID-19 vaccinations to off-duty firefighters. Media members will be able to record and use footage of the firefighters receiving their vaccines, but due to the nature of a vaccination as a medical procedure, media members are respectfully asked not to air the vaccinations live.

Director Muse has organized this vaccination effort through Brockton Hospital for first responders in the greater Whitman area. The Whitman Fire Department will be rolling out vaccination events for all first responders in the community in the coming weeks, including to Whitman Police officers and EMT personnel.

Note: All media members planning on attending this event are asked to adhere to social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines at all times while at the fire station during the event.

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