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.
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
Updated, January 31st 2022:
NHCP Immunization Clinic is offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to all beneficiaries 12 and older including all Service Members. They can schedule an appointment by calling 760-725-4357 option 3 or walk-in Monday-Friday from 3 pm-4 pm.
NHCP Immunizations Clinic also offers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to ages 5-11 by scheduling an appointment by calling 760-725-4357 option 3.
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 Read Reserve, including the National Guard, who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Each service will decide their own deadline for vaccinations.
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:
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.
People age 18 years and older who received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should get a booster.
If you are 12-17 years old and received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as your primary vaccination series, you are now eligible to receive a booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 6 months after completing your primary series.
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. The deadline was Nov. 22, 2021, subject to exemptions as required by law. >> See SecDef Memo
COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Tent
NHCP's COVID-19 Drive- Through Testing Tent is located in the North parking lot of the hospital near the parking garage. The testing tents hours are Monday- Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, closed weekends and federal holidays.
*Please note, Monday, January 17th the COVID-19 Drive- Through Testing Tent will be closed due to the federal holiday. If you need to get tested please visit Testing (sandiegocounty.gov)
to find a testing location near you. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 18th at 7:00 am.
COVID-19 Screening Form Click Here!
MORE COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION:
TRICARE will cover all COVID vaccinations delivered at retail pharmacies partnered with the Federal Retail Pharmacy program https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/retail-pharmacy-program/index.html .
California State COVID Vaccination Appointment Locator https://www.calvax.org/clinic/search
San Diego County Vaccination Sites: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/vaccines/COVID-19-VaxEvents.html
Riverside County Vaccination: https://vaccine.riversideca.gov
Orange County Vaccination: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-vaccine-resources
For additional benefit information please visit https://www.tricare.mil/covidvaccine