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Consolidated DOD Force Health Protection Guidance - Revision 4, Jan. 30, 2023

Amends Consolidated FHP Guidance - Revision 3, dated Aug. 29, 2022.

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DOD Rescinds COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate, Jan. 10, 2023

Secretary Austin rescinded the Aug. 24, 2021 memorandum mandating that members of the Armed Forces under DOD authority be vaccinated against COVID-19, and the memorandum of Nov. 30, 2021, pertaining to the vaccination of National Guard and Reserve personnel.  This rescission requirement was established by the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023.  Read the Release | Read the Memo

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Immunization Experts are Central to COVID-19 Vaccine Program

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Immunization Health Division at forefront of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Military Health System Marks 1-Year Anniversary for COVID Vaccinations

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More than 6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered a year after first shots within MHS.

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MHS Reaches 6 Million Doses of Vaccine Against COVID

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Airmen of the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, receive COVID-19 immunizations as a part of the federal mandate at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri, Oct. 2, 2021. The 139th Medical Group oversees the operation. .

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COVID 19 Vaccine Is Now Available for Children 5 to 11

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More Than 95% of Active Duty Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine

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Service members continue to line up for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Mask Mouth Does Not Exist, Dentists Say

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COVID-19 Booster Shots are Now Available – What You Need to Know

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Myths & facts about the vax - debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

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The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.

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DODEA Schools Keeps On With In-Person Classes, and Fall Sports, Too

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Increased COVID Restrictions on the Pentagon Reservation

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Digital health innovation emerges during COVID-19 pandemic

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As Fitness Tests Resume, Troops Seek Post-COVID Exercise Routines

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Secretary of Defense Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for Service Members

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DOD Intends to Mandate Pfizer Vaccine, Pentagon Official Says

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