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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 intermittently receive vaccines in limited quantities and are administering the vaccine to the following individuals as supply is available:
- Health care providers and staff/li>
- First responders
- Emergency services and public safety personnel
- Service members supporting the national COVID-19 response
- Personnel who perform critical national capabilities
- Personnel preparing to deploy to locations outside the U.S.
- Patients age 75 and older
- Frontline essential workers
To Get the Vaccine:
- Military, federal civilians, and government contractors should work through their chain of command who will notify them of when/where eligible volunteers can go to get their vaccine.
- All other eligible beneficiaries within the above listed population can send your healthcare team a message using the MHS GENESIS patient portal or call our appointment line at 907-377-1847
- High risk beneficiaries younger than age 75 may also message their provider teams using the MHS GENESIS patient portal or call our appointment line at 907-377-1847 to be placed on a list to be notified when the vaccine is able to be offered to the Phase 1C population.
***Persons at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19 are those with conditions such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart conditions, immunocompromised, obesity, , and many other conditions place individuals at risk pregnancy, sickle cell disease, or diabetes. This list is not intended to be all inclusive for severe COVID-19, so please consult your PCM if you think you may be at increased risk.
Please check this page or follow us on Facebook for updates on when we will be able to offer the vaccine to additional populations. You can also follow the Eielson Air Force Base Facebook page for installation updates.
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 907-377-1847 or contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line.