COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to all U.S. citizens and residents. Visit the CDC website for more information
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free.
- Getting the vaccine can reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalizations, and long-term complications from COVID-19.
- For children, the vaccine can also curb community transmission and reduce disruptions to in-person learning activities.
To learn more, visit the CDC website for answers to frequently asked questions
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Service Member COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Ended
COVID-19 vaccines are no longer required for all members of the armed forces on active duty or in the Reserve or Guard components, according to DOD. However, service members are still encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
- Service members who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 may be barred from certain assignments or deployments, including when vaccination is required to travel to or enter a foreign country.
- If you’re a service member and received a COVID-19 vaccine from a non-DOD provider, make sure to update your medical records.
- Find a DOD COVID Vaccine Location near you.
You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent bivalent dose recommended for you by the CDC.
Vaccine recommendations are based on your age, the vaccine you first received, and time since last dose. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines
Updated bivalent vaccines are now recommended for anyone six months old and older. Per the CDC, bivalent mRNA vaccines are not authorized at this time for primary series doses with the following exception: children ages six months to four years who receive two primary series doses of a monovalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should receive a bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as their third primary series dose. Consult with your primary care manager on availability and the best options to help protect you and your loved ones from severe illness, hospitalization, or death from COVID-19.
Find more information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html
Concerns about the vaccine?
Speak with a Vaccine Expert.
You may contact the DHA-Immunization Healthcare Support Center at 1-877-GET-VACC (1-877-438-8222) option 1 or Defense Switched Network (DSN) 761-4245, option 1, if you have questions about the vaccines or about an adverse event following vaccination.
Visit the CDC Website
for current COVID-19 booster guidance
Visit the TRICARE website
for information about the COVID-19 vaccine