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Department of the Air Force releases COVID-19 policy
December 8, 2021
— The Department of the Air Force released its policy Dec. 8 outlining the way forward for Total Force military members serving in the Air Force and Space Force who have requested separation or retirement prior to Nov. 2, 2021, or whose COVID-19 medical exemption or religious accommodation was denied...
Air Force nears 97% active duty vaccination rate
November 4, 2021
— Nearly 97% of Airmen and Guardians on active duty have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine...
Air Force announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians
September 7, 2021
— Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption...
New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe
June 29, 2021
— A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. This new variant appears to spread faster, cause more severe disease and is more likely to result in hospitalization. Also, younger people appear to be more susceptible to the new strain, known as the Delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
BAMC military health experts encourage COVID-19 vaccines for teens
May 27, 2021
— With the recent authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12 to 15, Air Force Col. Heather Yun, Brooke Army Medical Center’s Deputy Commander of Medical Services, is now encouraging other parents to consider the vaccine for their adolescents as well...
In their own words: 12th FTW members continue vaccine push
May 21, 2021
— Members of the 12th Flying Training Wing are continuing vaccinations, doing their part to eradicate the COVID-19 virus...
59th MDW: 'To make a difference that impacts the world'
May 3, 2021
— Master Sgt. Latanceia Godfrey, 59th MDW COVID-19 vaccine clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, coordinates more than 30 Airmen and civilians for the COVID-19 vaccine operation daily...
Clinic doors open wide for those wanting COVID-19 vaccine
April 20, 2021
— As of April 19, just about any adult in DOD can get a COVID-19 vaccine if they want one. That includes military personnel, adult dependents, retirees and civilians...
433rd AW starts COVID-19 vaccine distribution
March 12, 2021
— Reserve Citizen Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing received the COVID-19 vaccine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland March 6...
59th MDW medics volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccine
February 23, 2021
— Since the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine to Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Dec. 14, 2020, more than 50 nurses and medical technicians have volunteered to administer the vaccine. ...
COVID-19 vaccine does not affect fertility, immunization experts say
February 17, 2021
— You're pregnant, or you’re breastfeeding. Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine? That’s a question on the minds of many military frontline health care workers today. The short answer is that it’s an individual’s choice, and military health experts say the vaccine is well worth considering...
DOD experts explain science behind COVID-19 vaccines
February 2, 2021
— Almost six weeks after the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the first two COVID-19 vaccines, many questions have arisen concerning their efficacy in attacking the SARS-CoV-2 virus and deadly COVID-19 disease. To better understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, MHS Communications spoke to two medical experts who have been intimately involved in the Department of Defense’s effort to develop and roll out vaccines for Americans...
479th Flying Training Group receives COVID-19 vaccine
January 26, 2021
— The 479th Flying Training Group, the Air Force’s only Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training pipeline, notched a significant milestone in their battle with the COVID-19 pandemic Jan. 22 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. The 479th Flying Training Group comes under the 12th Flying Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph...
59th MDW logistics and immunizations working together for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine
December 31, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System's first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived at about 8:45 a.m. Dec. 14 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas...
San Antonio Military Health System receives first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipment
December 15, 2020
— The Department of Defense is conducting a coordinated vaccine distribution strategy for prioritizing and administering COVID-19 vaccines...
DOD announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan
December 10, 2020
— The Department of Defense announced its deliberate and phased plan Dec. 9 to distribute and administer initial and subsequent allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine...
JBSA medical facilities support Operation Warp Speed
November 25, 2020
— Joint Base San Antonio’s Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, or WHASC, and Brooke Army Medical Center are supporting the Department of Defense on Operation Warp Speed, which seeks to pioneer vaccines for COVID-19. The vaccine trial began at JBSA Nov. 5...
Technology, expertise help determine COVID-19 vaccine distribution
November 12, 2020
— Ten military officers assigned to Operation Warp Speed are embedded at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist the allocation and distribution of COVID-19 vaccine...
Flu season is here: are you ready?
November 12, 2020
— Moving into flu season, patients who haven't gotten the vaccine, there's still time. Flu season peaks in December and runs through February...
Operation Warp Speed on track for end-of-year vaccine delivery
August 18, 2020
— Operation Warp Speed is a public-private partnership with the goal of delivering 300 hundred million doses of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year...