2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 COVID-19 Vaccination

Last Updated: November 15, 2022
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Vaccination Against COVID-19 is Key to Maintaining Readiness

Maintaining readiness is a key priority of the Army and receiving your COVID-19 vaccination and staying up-to-date on eligible boosters are the most effective ways to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 infection and reducing the chance of severe illness, hospitalization, long-COVID, and death. 

All Service members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Commanders continue to initiate involuntary administrative separation proceedings for Soldiers who have refused the lawful order to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and who do not have a pending or approved exemption request. Soldiers with questions about the safety, effectiveness and possible side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine should discuss them with their health care provider.

More resources:

MHS Immunization Healthcare - COVID-19 Vaccine ResourcesExternal Link

Risk Communication Strategy for ​​​Mandatory VaccinationExternal Link (milSuite CAC log-in required)

Secretary of the Army Memorandum - Army Directive 2022-02 (Personnel Actions for Active Duty Soldiers Who Refuse the COVID-19 Vaccination Order and Accession Requirements for Unvaccinated Individuals)External Link

Secretary of Defense Memorandum - Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members, August 24, 2021External Link

Army Regulation 40-562, Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases External Link

Department of Defense 05 October 2021 guidance - Service members who are pregnant, postpartum and/or breastfeeding should be vaccinated as part of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of DoD Service as they are not medically exempt from COVID-19 vaccination, unless they request and are qualified/approved for a temporary medical exemption from their health care provider.​

For information about COVID-19 vaccine requirements for the federal workforce please check with your local human resources department or the Office of Personnel Management. The Safer Federal Workforce websiteExternal Link provides ongoing guidance to keep employees safe and agencies operational.


Everyone is encouraged to schedule their vaccine appointment now. To see if you or your family members are eligible for updated boosters, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) website. External Link



Use the DHA Appointing Portal (DAP)External Link to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Book your vaccine today at your local military hospital or clinic!  Learn more at TRICARE.mil/DAPExternal Link

 

Vaccines.govExternal Link

Beneficiaries can also use Vaccines.govExternal Link to find state and local vaccination sites and retail pharmacies nearby, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.




About the Vaccines

Eligibility

MHS COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Healthcare Personnel

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About the Vacc​ines

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine and one or more booster shots. Follow the latest recommendations from the CDC to determine which vaccine or booster you are eligible for and when to get your shot.

Learn more about vaccine types, authorized and recommended vaccines, and vaccines currently in clinical trials:

Vaccin​​e Safety​ External Link - DoD is confident in the stringent regulatory processes and requirements of the FDA. Per FDA requirements, DoD continues to monitor and track reports of vaccine side effects through various surveillance activities both internal and external to the DoD. 

Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Trying to Become Pregnant? – See the latest CDC recommendations at: COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding External Link

Eligibility

All DoD beneficiaries and other individuals who are eligible to receive vaccines and booster doses from the DoD are offered, and are encouraged to receive, the COVID-19 immunization in accordance with recommendations from the CDC.

Military Health System (MHS) COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Healthcare Personnel

Information and resources on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program from the Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Division. This information is geared toward health care personnel in the DoD. Click here to learn moreExternal Link


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