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Simple measures can protect you and your community. It's still important to follow CDC guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you'll be. It’s also important to identify the symptoms of COVID-19 and know when to seek help.

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Testing

TRICARE covers COVID-19 tests at no cost, when ordered by a TRICARE-authorized provider or a provider at a military hospital or clinic. Learn More

COVID-19 Vaccine

All eligible and authorized TRICARE beneficiaries can make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, as available, at a DOD vaccination site.

COVID-19 Treatment

You have options on how you can get care. How you get care depends on which TRICARE health plan you use. Learn More

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A collaborative study between researchers at Naval Medical Research Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Princeton University has highlighted immune response differences in the coronavirus infection responses between male and female patients.

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In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic–when there were no vaccines, a shortage of health care workers, and hospitals were beyond capacity– the U.S. health care system needed help. Here's one of many ways the Department of Defense answered the call.

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Time to Get Your Flu Shot and Your COVID-19 Booster, Too

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Prevent the Spread of Influenza and COVID-19 Viruses Within Your Community

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As families return from summer vacation and students return to school, the influenza (flu) season is approaching while the COVID-19 pandemic is still on-going.

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The purpose of this form is to determine if the COVID-19 vaccine can be administered to the patient. (v22, Sept. 2022)

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Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance

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Consolidates and updates the Department’s guidance regarding vaccination verification, vaccination status, COVID-19 testing, surveillance and screening testing, personnel protection on-site mask requirements, (e.g., DHA military medical treatment facilities, meetings, travel), and the protection of personally identifiable information.

COVID-19 Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines

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