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.
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
NHCP is vaccinating all TRICARE Beneficiaries ages 12 and older, as well as base affiliated civilian and contract personnel on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. To schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine please call (760) 725-4357 option 3 to schedule an appointment with our Primary Care Immunization Clinic.
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.
- 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
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.
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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