First Shipbuilder Receives COVID-19 Vaccination Master Shipbuilder David Wright (O43) receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

First Shipbuilder Receives COVID-19 Vaccination

Published February 3, 2021

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Newport News Shipbuilding’s COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Site conducted a preliminary opening to test operations, logistics and ensure all processes worked as planned. Master Shipbuilder David Wright (O43) was the first NNS employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “The process went really smooth,” Wright said. “I’m onboard with trying to beat this virus so we can try to get life back to as normal as possible. I feel like I have lost an entire year of my life.”

The vaccination site officially opened its doors on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and is providing vaccinations to scheduled employees based on how much vaccine the state provides. Employees will be notified when it’s their turn to be vaccinated.

As a reminder, NNS has issued a list of frequently asked questions on its plan to vaccinate employees at the old Apprentice School gym (Bldg. 601). It covers logistics, pay/cost, medical-related questions and other issues. Additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For questions that involve your personal medical history, contact your healthcare provider.