The moves correspond to a CDC recommendation following rare reports of blood clots.
Below, you'll find links to the latest government guidance and news reports regarding COVID-19.
- VACCINE REGISTRATION (Updated April 1, 2021): VA Registration | DHA Appointing Portal | Find Your State Health Department.
- MOAA has launched the COVID-19 Relief Fund to support servicemembers and veterans, and their families. Learn more, including how to donate, here.
If you believe you may be suffering from the virus and you are:
- A TRICARE beneficiary: Call the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273), option 1, to receive guidance. You can also connect with a nurse via web or video chat at www.mhsnurseadviceline.com.
- A VA beneficiary: Contact your local VA facility prior to visiting. You can also send a secure message via the MyHealtheVet portal to receive guidance. Learn more about virtual care options here.
- Outside the VA and TRICARE networks: Call your health provider.
More Vaccine Information
- DoD Vaccine Information
- VA Vaccine Information
- Military Health System Vaccine Information
- National Guard/Selected Reserve Vaccine Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Website
- CDC Advice for Higher-Risk Individuals
- VA Coronavirus Website
- TRICARE Coronavirus Information
- DoD Coronavirus Response Website
- Health.mil Coronavirus Information
- Military OneSource Coronavirus Resources
- National Institutes of Health Coronavirus Information
- From MOAA: What You Need to Know About the CARES Act
- Latest Coronavirus News from Military.com
- Latest Coronavirus News from Military Times
Latest Coronavirus News
The VA also paused its use of the Johnson & Johnson variant.
Veterans can register for a shot even if they’re not a VA patient. So can spouses and caregivers. Here’s how.
Get the latest on COVID’s effect on exam delays, along with links to related VA resources.
Get the latest news and links from DoD, DHA, and more.
The bill was signed into law March 24. Those receiving VA care will retain priority, but millions more will become eligible.
The funds are in addition to $19.5 billion in emergency funding provided as part of the CARES Act.
An expert panel discussed vaccine timelines, including when some children could be immunized.
"In my mind, veterans should always be at the front of the line."
Delayed surgeries and other health needs put off during the COVID-19 crisis could stress the system in the coming months.
The move allows Prime beneficiaries to receive the vaccine at non-military facilities without incurring any fees.
Appointments are largely dependent on availability and demand, and access to the shot may vary greatly by location.
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