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.
MHS Immunization Healthcare - COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Risk Communication Strategy for Mandatory Vaccination (milSuite CAC log-in required)
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)
Secretary of Defense Memorandum - Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members, August 24, 2021
Army Regulation 40-562, Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases
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 website 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.
Beneficiaries can also use
Vaccines.gov to find state and local vaccination sites and retail pharmacies nearby, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
About the Vaccines
MHS COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center for Healthcare Personnel
Communication Products and Educational Resources