NNS to Hold Second Shipyard Vaccination Event
Published May 17, 2021
For the second time this month, Newport News Shipbuilding employees who want a COVID-19 vaccine can receive one in the shipyard.
Mobile vaccination sites will be held Wednesday, May 26, through Friday, May 28, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and the sites will be at the following locations:
- Wednesday, May 26: North Yard, CMAF, first floor conference room and break area.
- Thursday, May 27: South Yard, Bldg. 4633-3, HME Room, southeast of Dry Dock 1.
- Friday, May 28: Mid-Yard, Bldg. 4931-1 Assembly Room, east of the MOF.
The medical staff at QuadMed, which operates the HII Family Health Center, will administer second shots to employees who received their first dose during the May 5-7 in-yard vaccine event. NNS employees seeking their first injection are also welcome to participate. For this group, second shots will be scheduled at the HII Family Health Center.
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines offered by NNS require two injections, and employees are paid up to 1.5 hours each time they receive a dose of the vaccine. Pay will not be offered once the transition to the health center occurs.
Vaccines are not mandatory at NNS, but they are highly encouraged as a way for shipbuilders to safeguard their own health as well as other employees. Full vaccination is also required before shipbuilders are allowed to remove their masks at work.