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26 U.S. states, territories plan to use Nat'l Guard to assist in COVID-19 vaccine distribution - Metro US

26 U.S. states, territories plan to use Nat’l Guard to assist in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Governors in more than two dozen U.S. States and territories are planning on using the National Guard in some capacity for COVID-19 vaccine distribution at this point, the Guard said on Monday.

In a statement, the National Guard said 26 states and territories were planning on using the Guard.

The National Guard role will range from breaking down vaccine shipments into smaller packages to helping with transport, officials told reporters.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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