First responders in Collier County receive vaccine

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson Writer: Melissa Montoya
First responders in Collier County received the COVID-19 vaccine. (CREDIT: WINK News)

Around 300 first responders are receiving a vaccine shot this week in Collier County.

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Naples to Immokalee will get a shot thanks to Collier County EMS.

On Thursday, Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk received his shot in the arm.

Rambosk said it’s an important step for first responders because they never know what hazards they will face when responding to emergencies.

“We’ve had a lot of people on quarantine,” Rambosk said. “We’ve had people that have tested positive but we’ve had a plan to respond to each of those things so far, but I’ll tell you the vaccination process for first responders will help that immensely.”

EMS workers went through training with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County to give vaccinations. They couldn’t provide any to the general public but hope to be a part of more vaccine drives in the community soon.

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