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Army announces implementation of mandatory vaccines for Soldiers

The Army outlined its plan today to fully comply with the Secretary of Defense’s order requiring all Service members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19...

COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

Hey, Soldiers! You can upload your COVID vaccine information into MEDPROS: https://lhi.care

  1. From the top menu, click ELIGIBILITY, then UPDATE RECORDS
  2. Choose IMMUNIZATION (INCLUDING FLU), click start and UPLOAD DOCUMENT
  3. NOTIFICATION confirms you're done!
Vaccine Q&A with Col. Kate Flocke
Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe? How many iterations will I need of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Is it possible to get COVID-19 from the vaccine? Will we still need to wear masks and practice physical distancing once a vaccine is available? What are the side effects of the vaccine?
Is the vaccine safe for women who are pregnant or breast feeding? Why should I get the vaccine? Is the vaccine safe for people who have had COVID-19?
Where can I get the vaccine? How long will the vaccine last? Where can I go with questions?
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U.S. Army Reserve COVID-19 Response

U.S. ARMY COVID-19 HOTLINE:
1-800-984-8523
OCONUS DSN: 312-421-3700 | CONUS DSN: 421-3700 | Stateside Commercial: 210-295-3700

SPOTLIGHT
Maj. Gen. Alberto Rosende, commanding general, 63rd Readiness Division and Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick McKie, command sergeant major, 63rd RD speak about what it means to get the COVID19 vaccine while at the medical aid station on Fort Hunter Liggett in Jolon, Calif. In an effort to change the the environment and enable the readiness of Soldiers, civilians, and communities in which Soldiers live in or interact with, the 63rd RD leadership is taking the steps necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus. As the leadership of the 63rd RD spoke about the COVID19 vaccine, they mentioned why they received the vaccine along with their family.
In this episode of AR/60: The COVID- 19 vaccine is starting to arrive at Military Treatment Facilities. Right now, it is voluntary. First priority are USAR medical personnel on active duty supporting COVID-19 response operations, such as Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces (UAMTFs). Final priority is to other USAR units determined by the availability of vaccines and prevalent COVID risk factors. Please note that the vaccine is a two dose series. It is very important that you receive the vaccine from the same manufacturer for both doses and at the specified time, which will vary between manufacturers. All TPU Soldiers can receive the vaccine at any local Military Treatment Facility. The Army Reserve is working to partner with over 100 U.S. wide vaccinations facilities to make the vaccine as available as possible. Soldiers and Army Civilians will still need to wear masks even after receiving the vaccine until pandemic risk of COVID-19 is substantially reduced. Even if you have already had COVID-19, it’s still recommended to receive the vaccine because the duration of immunity is unknown. The vaccines use inactivated virus, parts of the virus or a gene from the virus. None of these can cause COVID-19.
Spc. Evan McBee, medic, puts a bandage on Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, after administering the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination at the Womack Army Medical Center, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 11, 2021. “The vaccine is supported by science. If I play roulette and contract the virus, I could be asymptomatic or on a respirator. I don’t want to risk finding out where in the spectrum I’ll fall. I want to protect myself, my family and my co-workers,” said Daniels.
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