COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue at NNS

COVID-19 Vaccinations Continue at NNS

Published March 16, 2021

Between Feb. 5 and March 12, more than 3,000 vaccinations were administered at Newport News Shipbuilding’s COVID-19 vaccination site at the old Apprentice School gym (Bldg. 601), located off Marshall Avenue.

Donta Sharpe (X82) oversees vaccination operations at the site. He said more than 300 individuals have been fully vaccinated by QuadMed medical staff, meaning they have received first and second shots.

NNS is receiving Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, which both require two doses. The company may receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the future.

“I chose to get the vaccination because I think it’s important for our safety and our health,” said Trina Garrett (E84). “Plus I miss being able to travel and see my friends and family safely.”

Benjamin Hulvey (X43) had COVID-19 last year. “I didn’t want to get it again,” he said. “I thought it was a good idea to get the shot. It helps protect your family and friends.”

All NNS employees are now eligible to sign up for an on-site vaccination appointment via MyNNS. Shipbuilders may also call the COVID Hotline at 1-844-243-8749, option 6, to register.