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Yes. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Department of the Air Force total force military members Sept. 3, 2021, in accordance with the Secretary of Defense mandate.
The service implementation plan requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption:
--Nov. 2, 2021 – Active Duty personnel
--Dec. 2, 2021 – Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel
Vaccinations will help ensure service members’ health and safety while preserving the department’s readiness and ability to execute worldwide air and space forces missions, according to department leaders.
--If you’re a service member and you’ve 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 you can.
--Find a DOD COVID Vaccine Location near you
Service members have the option to apply for medical or administrative exemption, including religious accommodations. The process for obtaining exemptions for all mandatory vaccinations is provided in AFI 48-110_IP, Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases, for medical exemptions, and DAFI 52-201, Religious Freedom in the Department of the Air Force, for religious accommodations. No exemptions from the vaccine will be approved solely because Airmen and Guardians have an approved retirement or separation date.
Any refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, absent an approved exemption or accommodation, may be punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Military commanders retain the full range of disciplinary options available to them under the UCMJ. For more information, Airmen and Guardians are encouraged to work with their chains of command and their local military treatment facilities.
As of March 1, 2022, mask wear is no longer required on the installation (regardless of vaccination status), with the exception of 99th Medical Group facilities, based on the new CDC COVID-19 Community Level categories and the March 1, 2022, Under Secretary of Defense memorandum.
For civilian employees, this guidance applies to non-bargaining employees. All other civilian employees should follow the standing mask policy as negotiated with the Union.
Clark County and Nellis are Community Level "Medium" of Low/Medium/High. Mask wear is not required in "Medium" or "Low" categories. The CDC's new guidelines account for not only positive cases, but also local hospital bed use and hospital admissions. At the medium level, the CDC recommends the following:
Data on levels of community transmission can be found at the CDC COVID Data Tracker website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
All DoD ID cardholders and sponsored visitors may access the base. Click here for more information.
Yes. All eligible individuals ages 5 and older may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
For the latest information about vaccine eligibility on base, including booster shots, visit the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center website. Walk-in service is available at the 99 MDG Immunizations Clinic.
Vaccines are also available off base through the Southern Nevada Health District
Yes. vaccines are available in the local community. For details on who is currently eligible and how to make an appointment off base, visit http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/distribution/.
Yes. If you or your family are Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center beneficiaries, your records may be updated via the MHS Genesis Patient Portal or at the 99 MDG Immunizations Clinic. Send a scanned copy of any vaccine administered off base to the “Nellis Immunizations Clinic” mailbox in the MHS Genesis Patient Portal and include the patient name, patient date of birth and vaccine(s) given with lot numbers. You may also bring your CDC vaccination card to the Immunizations Clinic. Immunizations Clinic staff will update you and/or your family’s medical records accordingly.
All personnel should stay home if they are feeling sick. Military personnel coordinate through the chain of command. Civilian and Contractor employees should follow prescribed processes. Commanders, supervisors and patients may call 702-653-CARE (2273), option 9 to be directed to the COVID-10 Information Line.
7 a.m. - noon, 1-4 p.m.
Walk-in service, No appointment necessary
Check-ins after 2:30 p.m. are not guaranteed same-day service
99 MDG Immunizations Clinic
4700 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Building 1300, First Floor
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada 89191
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