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COVID-19 Vax Facts

The Department of Defense is implementing a standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering a COVID-19 vaccine(s) through a phased approach to DOD uniformed service members, both the active and Selected Reserve components, including members of the National Guard; dependents; retirees; civilian employees, and selected DOD contract personnel as authorized in accordance with DOD regulation. Use these graphics to give TRICARE beneficiaries the information they need to know now about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.


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Can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine if I'm Breastfeeding?

VAX Fact Q and A: Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I'm breastfeeding? It's up to you to decide.  The CDC says COVID-19 vaccines can be offered to pregnant or breastfeeding women.  If you have questions about getting vaccinated, a conversation with your healthcare provider may help but is not required.

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Does a COVID-19 Vaccine Affect My Fertility?

VAX Fact: Does a COVID-19 vaccine affect my fertility? There is currently no evidence of fertility impacts due to COVID-19 vaccines.  If you are trying to conceive or want to get pregnant in the future, you may choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available.

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Can I get a COVID-19 Vaccine if I Currently have a Positive COVID-19 Infection?

VAX Facts: Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I currently have a positive COVID-19 infection: No. People with a COVID-19 positive test result or illness symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they recover and meet the criteria for discontinuing isolation.  This also applies if you get COVID-19 between a first and second vaccine dose.

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Should I get a COVID-19 Vaccine if I'm Currently Pregnant?

VAX Fact: Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I'm currently pregnant? Talk with your healthcare provider to help you decide if you should get a COVID-19 vaccine.  Clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines may offer data and outcomes in the future.  The CDC has a smartphone tool called v-safe.  It offers personalized health check-ins that you can enroll in after a vaccination.

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How Long Does a COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Last?

VAX Fact: How long does a COVID-19 vaccine protect me for? We do not know yet how long protection may last for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  We do know a COVID-19 vaccine may reduce your chances of spreading the illness to others or facing more serious illness, including hospitalization. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.

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Can I get a COVID-19 Vaccine if I Have Other Medical Conditions?

VAX Fact: Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I have other medical conditions? If you have underlying medical conditions, you can choose a COVID-19 vaccine if you have not had an immediate or severe allergic reaction to any ingredients in the shots. Vaccination is an important consideration for adults of any age to reduce risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

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Will TRICARE Cover the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine at the Same Time as Other Vaccines?

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Do I Have to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Can I Get COVID-19 From the Vaccine?

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Where can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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How Much will the COVID-19 Vaccine Cost?

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Last Updated: September 19, 2022
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