For over two years, Alison Ney has served as a clinical pharmacist for Aetna Medicare. Working behind the scenes, she performs medication reconciliations for members after a hospital stay to help avoid readmissions. She also reviews complex cases and connects members to care management programs. Recently, Alison received a request for a different kind of service.
The Delaware Air National Guard (DE ANG) asked Alison to return to active duty to support the COVID-19 vaccination effort. A member of the DE ANG for three years, she felt compelled to serve her country and community in this important endeavor and proudly accepted this mission and joined the front line.
Based in New Castle, Delaware, the Joint Force headquarters consists of Army and Air National Guardsmen who supported the Delaware Division of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine distribution. Alison served as a vaccinator, preparing and administering the vaccines. Her team of nine included a nurse, nurse practitioner, emergency medical technicians and Army medics. They traveled throughout Delaware to vaccinate communities, mainly in churches and community centers and administered nearly 3,000 Pfizer vaccinations.