Palm Beach County PBA President: Law Enforcement Should Be Prioritized For COVID-19 Vaccine

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — They risk their lives to serve and protect.

But the president of Palm Beach County’s law enforcement union worries with Florida opening up COVID-19 vaccine access to anyone 18 and older on April 5, law enforcement officers will have to compete with everyone else to get inoculated against coronavirus.

“We go to houses, we go to car crashes (and) we go to robberies or whatever the call may be, and you’ve got the possibility, the potential, to contracting the disease at that time,” Gregory Allen said.

Allen is a veteran police officer and an executive board member at the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association.

He contracted COVID-19 last summer. His parents also got the virus, and all three were hospitalized at the same time.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — They risk their lives to serve and protect.

But the president of Palm Beach County’s law enforcement union worries with Florida opening up COVID-19 vaccine access to anyone 18 and older on April 5, law enforcement officers will have to compete with everyone else to get inoculated against coronavirus.

“We go to houses, we go to car crashes (and) we go to robberies or whatever the call may be, and you’ve got the possibility, the potential, to contracting the disease at that time,” Gregory Allen said.

Allen is a veteran police officer and an executive board member at the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association.

He contracted COVID-19 last summer. His parents also got the virus, and all three were hospitalized at the same time.

“Law enforcement, corrections, no matter how old you are, we need to get vaccinated, and we need to get vaccinated now,” Kazanjian said.

Still mourning his father’s loss, Allen is hoping his fellow officers can get the COVID-19 vaccine soon so that no more names and faces end up on the wall of honor.

“Hopefully, brothers and sisters out there can get a vaccine as soon as possible,” Allen said. “The sooner they can get it the better, because they still have to continue work on a daily basis.”

From www.wptv.com