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COVID-19 Vaccine - What you need to know to keep your family safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

The Department of Defense (DoD) is offering the COVID-19 vaccination to all DoD civilian employees on a voluntary basis, at no cost. The vaccinations will be offered in a phased approach through local military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) to DoDEA employees and eligible family members.

DoDEA COVID Fact Sheet 2021

Vaccine candidates are being offered vaccinations through an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration

For clinical information on the DoD Vaccination Program visit the Defense Health Agency website.

Learn about the DoD Vaccine Distribution/Population Schema.

DoDEA Employees

It is anticipated there will initially be a limited supply of a COVID-19 vaccine in DoD communities. DoD officials have identified DoDEA employees in priority group 1b – “Other critical and essential support personnel not identified in Priority Group 1a” -- for the vaccine.

DoDEA Students

At this time, DoDEA students are not included in the initial DoD Vaccination Plan. A COVID-19 vaccine for children may not be available until more study data are completed.

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About COVID-19

About COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Because it is a new virus, scientists are learning more each day.
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

The federal government, through Operation Warp Speed, has been working since the pandemic started to make one or more COVID-19 vaccines available as soon as possible. These are answers to commonly asked questions
Health.mil: Coronavirus

Health.mil: Coronavirus

To ensure we provide the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Military Health System created this all-inclusive information center, which is updated regularly.
How COVID-19 Spreads

How COVID-19 Spreads

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person to person, including between people who are physically near each other (within about 6 feet). People who are infected but do not show symptoms can also spread the virus to others.
How to Protect Yourself & Others

How to Protect Yourself & Others

Know how coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads and take steps to protect yourself and others. Avoid close contact, clean your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, stay home if you’re sick, and know how to clean and disinfect.
Symptoms of Coronavirus

Symptoms of Coronavirus

COVID-19 has a wide range of symptoms. The Self-Checker is a guide to help make decisions on when to seek testing and appropriate medical care.
Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

To understand how COVID-19 vaccines work, it helps to first look at how our bodies fight illness. When germs, such as the virus that causes COVID-19, invade our bodies, they attack and multiply. This invasion, called an infection, is what causes illness.
Vaccinate with Confidence

Vaccinate with Confidence

Vaccinate with Confidence is CDC’s strategic framework to strengthen vaccine confidence and prevent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States.
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Vaccines are among the most important accomplishments in medicine. Vaccines have saved more lives throughout the world than any other medical invention, including antibiotics or surgery.  Only clean water has saved more lives than vaccines.