COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
COVID-19 vaccine candidates are being offered through an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine is being administered in phases to DoD uniformed service members, both the active and Selected Reserve components, including members of the National Guard; dependents; retirees; civilian employees, and selected DoD contract personnel as authorized in accordance with DoD regulation.
The vaccine is being offered on a voluntary basis, but priority populations are highly encouraged to get it. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine protects yourself, your family, your community and our nation.
To learn more about the phased plan and DoD priorities, visit: www.health.mil/COVIDVaccine
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
We currently have a limited supply of the vaccine available and we’re actively administering the vaccine as shipments arrive. We are currently administering to the following:
Phase 1A populations:
- DoD health care providers and staff
- DoD first responders
- DoD emergency services and public safety personnel
- DoD Service members supporting the national COVID-19 response
Phase 1B populations:
- DoD Personnel who perform critical national capabilities
- DoD Personnel preparing to deploy to locations outside the U.S.
- DoD Frontline essential workers
- All eligible TRICARE beneficiaries age 75 and older
To get the vaccine:
Active duty personnel that fall within one of the categories listed will be scheduled for a time though their unit.
Eligible Patients age 75 and over
Schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine by contacting the appointment line at 803-895-2273 and selecting the option for “COVID Vaccine scheduling.
About the Vaccine
- The COVID-19 vaccine is a two dose series given 21 days apart. When you call for an appointment, you will be scheduled for both your first and second dose.
- Once appointed, please ensure you bring the completed DHA 207 with you to your appointment.
What Happens Next?
Once you receive the vaccine, if you experience any side-effects or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 803-895-2273 or contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line