COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to all U.S. citizens and residents. Visit the CDC website for more information
To learn more, visit the CDC website to get answers to frequently asked questions
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Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
You may schedule your appointments at Lyster Army Health Clinic by calling the Lyster Central Appointment Line at 800-261-7193 between the hours of 0700 and 1600, Monday through Friday. You may also use the internet and schedule appointments 24/7 by logging onto the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal at https://patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil
DOD COVID-19 Vaccine Service Member Mandate
COVID-19 vaccines are required for all members of the armed forces on active duty or in the Reserve or Guard components, including pregnant service members, according to DOD.
If you’re a service member and have 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 possible.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, contact your unit commander.
Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.
Vaccine recommendations are based on your age, the vaccine you first received, and time since last dose. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised have different recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines
- The Pfizer-BioNTech (bivalent) booster is authorized for people -5 years of age and older.
- The Moderna (bivalent) booster is authorized for people 6 years of age and older.
People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — those who have had a primary vaccine series — and people who’ve had a primary series plus one or two additional boosters are eligible to get one of these new updated (bivalent) boosters. Find more information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html
Concerns about the vaccine?
Speak with a Vaccine Expert.
You may contact the DHA-Immunization Healthcare Support Center at 1-877-GET-VACC (1-877-438-8222) option 1 or Defense Switch Network (DSN) 761-4245, option 1, if you have questions about the vaccines or about an adverse event following vaccination.
Visit the CDC Website
for current COVID-19 booster guidance
Visit the TRICARE website
for information about the COVID-19 vaccine