COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
COVID-19 vaccines currently available to all U.S. citizens and residents are Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY®, and Moderna. These vaccines are safe and effective against COVID-19 and its variants.
The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all people 5 years and older.
DOD COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
The DOD now requires COVID-19 vaccines for all members of the Armed Forces under DOD authority on active duty or in the Ready Reserve, including the National Guard who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This include pregnant service members. Each service will decide their own deadline for vaccination.
- If you’re a service member and you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine from a non-DOD provider, make sure to update your medical records.
- If you haven’t received your COVID vaccine yet, schedule your vaccine as soon as you can.
- Find a DOD COVID Vaccine Location near you.
The DOD already requires all ADSMs to get other types of vaccines before they join the military. There are very narrow religious and medical exemptions available on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions, contact your unit commander.
COVID-19 Vaccine for Children
Getting your children vaccinated can help protect them against COVID-19, as well as reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities by helping curb community transmission. Vaccination also reduces risk of:
- Severe disease
- Long-term COVID-19 complications
The CDC recommends that children ages 12 to 15 receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and children ages 5 to 11 receive a pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 21-days apart. Each dose contains 10mcg of the vaccine, which is one third the adult dose. If you are unsure whether the vaccine is right for your children, we recommend you discuss your child’s medical conditions, including prior reaction to vaccines, with a medical provider.
Additional Dose for Immunocompromised
People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised are recommended to get an additional dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna).
Certain groups of people are recommended to get a booster shot. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.tricare.mil/COVIDVaccine.
Are You a DOD Civilian Employee?
All DOD civilian employees must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 22, 2021, subject to exemptions as required by law. >> See SecDef Memo
- Employees are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or 2 weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
- New DoD civilian employees must be fully vaccinated by their entry on duty (start) date or Nov. 22, 2021, whichever is later.
COVID-19 Vaccinations are available
Tripler COVID vaccine available for 5 - 11 years old
Pediatric COVID vaccines (not booster shots) on the 4th floor Mountainside Pediatric Clinic. You must schedule an appointment at https://informatics-stage.health.mil/TriplerCOVIDApp/. Date and times for future vaccinations will be posted once information is available.
Tripler COVID vaccine available for adults and kids 12 years and above
When: Friday's from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Where: Allergy/Immunizations Clinic (Patients must make appointments at OPERATION COVID SHOT.)
COVID vaccines for patients, ages 12 years and above, will be given every Friday morning, from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., in the Allergy/Immunizations clinic. Patients must make appointments at OPERATION COVID SHOT.
COVID-19 Vaccine first and second dose to ages 12 and up. COVID-19 Vaccine boosters can be give to ages 12 and up (must be at least 5 months after the second dose).
Tripler Army Medical Center Peds Clinic is offering COVID19 vaccinations ages 5-11 years old by appointment only on Wednesdays. Book your child’s appointment now at www.operationcovidshot.com.
Please note that there is a difference between a third dose and a booster dose, of a COVID-19 vaccination. A third dose requires a doctor’s order and is administered 28 days after the second vaccination based on a patient’s immunocompromised status. A booster dose is administered six months after the second vaccination based on a self-identified increased risk (for anyone 18 years or older). Please sign up at https://informatics-stage.health.mil/TriplerCOVIDApp/.
Starting April 18, 2022
The COVID-19 2nd Booster vaccine will be available beginning April 18, 2022 to all beneficiaries and DOD civilians. The 2nd Booster is for individuals who meet the following criteria:
Individuals 12 or older and are immunocompromised
Individuals over the age of 50
The Internal Medicine Clinic will be contacting all their patients to schedule their vaccinations appointments. Currently, appointments are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If they have not been contacted they should use the patient portal to schedule their vaccinations with their clinic teams.
Family Medicine Clinic patients may walk in, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
DoD civilians, who are not beneficiaries, may make an appointment via the Immunizations Clinic (4C) through the www.operationcovidshot.com.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
COVID-19 Rapid Tests - Available 9 March 2022
COVID-19 Instructions for reporting Positive At-Home COVID-19 Test
Operation COVID19 Shot
COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Immunization Document DHA Form 207
COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccination Fact Sheet