Yakima Firefighters Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

First responders with the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine today, Tuesday.

They received the Pfizer vaccination this morning at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. They were the first from YFD to receive the vaccine and additional first responders will continue to receive it.

“The injection didn’t hurt. It felt no different than the flu shot I get every year,” said Fire Chief Aaron Markham, one of nine from YFD to receive the vaccine today. “It is great to see YFD and the community take this important step in combating the pandemic.”

Click COVID-19 Vaccine | Yakima County, WA for COVID-19 vaccine information from the Yakima Health District.

Click COVID-19 | Yakima Fire Department for more about YFD’s response to COVID-19.

Chief Aaron Markham receives the COVID-19 vaccine