Health Services

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 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed the Pfizer COMIRNATY® vaccine for individuals age 16 and older.
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is offered through an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for children ages 12-15.
  • The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are offered through an FDA EUA for individuals age 18 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. 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.

Recommended Third Dose

If you have an immune system that is moderately to severely compromised, the CDC recommends you may receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). This would be at least 4 weeks after your second dose. >>Learn More

Get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself, your family, your community, and our nation.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.tricare.mil/COVIDVaccine.

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The 20th Medical Group is now scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine appointments for all eligible beneficiaries age 16 and older.

To Receive the Vaccine

If you would like to receive your vaccine please contact us at 803-895-2273 and select Option 6.

About the Vaccine

The 20th Medical Group is currently administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

  • 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.

Contact Us

Phone

803-895-6492

Hours

Monday–Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location

420 Polifka Drive
Building 1042, First Floor

COVID Vaccine Appointments

Phone

803-895-2273, select Option 6

Online
TRICARE Online

Location

413 Recreation St
Shaw AFB, SC 29152

South Carolina National Guard

Phone

803-299-4460

Location

Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center
860 South Carolina Road, Eastover, SC 29044

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.