As of July 28, 2021, Nellis Air Force Base is at Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo+.
Clark County, Nevada, has been deemed a high community COVID transmission area.
Per the Deputy Secretary of Defense in accordance with the updated guidance released by the CDC, DoD now requires all service members, federal employees, onsite contractor employees and visitors regardless of vaccination status to wear a mask indoors in DoD facilities in high community transmission areas.
All DoD ID cardholders and sponsored visitors may access the base. Click here for more information.
Yes. Effective Aug. 30, 2021, we are prioritizing our service members in receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. All other eligible individuals ages 12+ are encouraged to receive their initial vaccine within the network. Visit the Southern Nevada Health District to find a vaccination location near you.
Appointments are highly encouraged, walk-ins are welcome from 2-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Make an appointment online or call 702-653-CARE (2273), option 9, option 1, option 1. If appointment slots are full, please check back. Vaccine appointments are also available off base through the Southern Nevada Health District.
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.
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, please bring your CDC vaccination card to the Immunizations Clinic. Immunizations Clinic staff will update you and/or your family’s medical records accordingly.
A: Yes. Clark County, Nevada, has been deemed a high community COVID transmission area.
Personnel and visitors on base who are not fully vaccinated also need to continue to physically distance.
Data on levels of community transmission can be found at the CDC COVID Data Tracker website at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/.
To protect operational security as we preserve the nation’s combat readiness, the Air Force and the other military services are only releasing total numbers of service members with COVID-19 across their respective service, not at individual bases.
Nellis Air Force Base continues to report cases through the Southern Nevada Health District, which in turn releases the aggregate number of cases for the Southern Nevada area. Those numbers may be found here: https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus#cases.
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 and press option 9 to be directed to a medical professional who can answer general questions related to the COVID-19 virus.
If you have an immune system that is moderately to severely compromised, the CDC recommends you may receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). This would be at least 4 weeks after your second dose. >>Learn More
Get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself, your family, your community, and our nation.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.tricare.mil/COVIDVaccine.
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702-653-CARE (2273), Option 9, Option 1, Option 1
7 a.m. - noon, 1-3 p.m.
324 Rickenbacker Road
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada 89191
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