Teams of medics with the United States Marshals Service's Operational Medical Support Unit were in Gallup, New Mexico, Feb. 21 to March 21 to help administer COVID-19 vaccines to the local Native American population. The medics worked alongside medical personnel from the Gallup Indian Medical Center and helped deliver nearly 19,000 vaccines on a first-come-first-serve basis.
"This is one of the hardest-hit communities in the country," said Dr. Erica Lindsey, director of the diabetes department at GIMC and one of the vaccine site coordinators. "So, the U.S. Marshals Service being here and helping out has been incredible and invaluable and we are just so appreciative."