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Nebraska Army National Guard soldiers and the West Central District Health Department last week administered COVID-19 vaccines to Union Pacific Railroad workers in a temporary mass vaccination clinic at UP's Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska.
More than 260 UP employees received their first of two vaccine doses on Feb. 25. The vaccine is being offered to transportation industry workers under Phase 1b of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services statewide distribution plan, according to an article on the U.S. Army's website.
"Union Pacific is among the first Class I railroads to provide COVID-19 vaccine on-site," Dr. Laura Gillis, UP's chief medical officer and general director, said in the article.
Bailey Yard is the largest railroad classification yard in the world, handling more than 7,000 rail cars every 24 hours.