COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
COVID-19 vaccines are available to all U.S. citizens and residents. There are three approved vaccines; Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Pfizer-BioNTech-Comirnaty, and Moderna. All three vaccines are safe and effective against COVID-19 and its variants.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fully authorized the Pfizer vaccine for individuals age 16 and older.
- The Pfizer vaccine is offered through an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for children ages 12 -16
- 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
Local COVID-19 Guidance, Testing & Vaccines
Munson Army Health Center does not have walk-in COVID-19 testing. If you are ill and need immediate care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you feel you need to be tested for COVID-19, call our appointment line. The appointment clerk will then ask a series of questions for communication with the COVID Team. The COVID Team or Public Health nurse will call you back with instructions for testing if deemed necessary.
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First, Second, and Third Vaccine Location, Day, and Times
If you have received your first dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines and you are affilated with Fort Leavenworth, then you are welcome to get your second dose with us. We are vaccinating all Fort Leavenworth personnel, spouses, family member over the age of 18. retirees, and Fort Leavenworth school teachers. For more information on when you can receive your second vaccination for Moderna CLICK HERE
. You may get your second dose 4 days early or up to 6 weeks after your first dose.
The Modern COVID-19 vaccine is FDA approvel for 18+ and older. The Pfizer vaccine has been FDA approved for ages 12 and up. For day and times, see graphic below or follow us on Facebook. The graphic is pinned to the top of our Facebook page.
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The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and authorized by the FDA and CDC based on clinical testing. The vaccine is voluntary, but medical experts and doctors recommend the vaccine for community immunity.The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two shots 28 days apart and the Pfizer Vaccine is avaiable for ages 12+ and requires a second shot 21 days after the initial shot. The COVID-19 Vaccinations can not be mixed with another brand.
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under Emergency Use Authorized the use of a COVID-19 vaccine after careful and rigorous testing and trials. DoD has full confidence in the safety, and efficacy of vaccine(s) and transparency in the latest vaccine(s) information.