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As of 21 March 2022 - Dover AFB is currently in HPCON Alpha. Click here for more information
When off the installation, Dover AFB personnel must comply with the latest state guidance, which for Delaware can be found at https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/restrictions/.
For updates on COVID guidelines and restrictions at local hospitals, please visit the following links:
What facilities are available on Dover AFB?
The actions Team Dover continues to take for the safety of our fellow Airmen and the Dover community have allowed us to re-open facilities and begin transitioning to a new state of normalcy. Visit the FSS website for more info.
From the 436 AW/CC: “The vaccination remains our best defense against the COVID-19 virus and your health is our priority. The work you all do is critical to the defense of this nation. But first we must ensure your protection. As such, our leaders have directed that all Airmen and Guardians be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 2 for Active Duty and Dec. 2 for Guard and Reserve personnel. Your leadership team is ready to listen to your concerns and help answer any questions. I’m honored to serve with this amazing team and proud of the way you rock the mission!”
Service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine. This includes one or two-dose options authorized under EUA or full FDA approval.
If you still have questions about the vaccine, medical professionals are standing by to help answer any of your concerns. Those requesting exemptions are encouraged to do so now.
Members may call 302-730-4633 to make an appointment. Members can also receive vaccines off-base.
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 (UCMJ). Military commanders retain the full range of disciplinary options available to them under the UCMJ.
If you are eligible to get the vaccine off base, please do so. Afterward, please bring a copy of your vaccination form to the immunizations clinic for record.
For those eligible to receive the vaccine off base, VaccineFinder helps people find the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine availability at certain providers and pharmacies in some states. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/reporting/vaccinefinder/about.html
Adverse reactions are similar to other immunizations and may include swelling, pain, redness and tenderness at the injection site. General side effects include fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, fever, chills, lymph node swelling, nausea and vomiting are possible and are more likely to occur after the second dose of the immunization. These side effects are expected as a normal response and a sign that your body is creating antibodies to protect you from COVID-19. Additional adverse reactions may become apparent with more widespread distribution of the vaccines.
We encourage you to register for the V-Safe health checker program, a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins from the CDC to vaccine recipients. Depending on your answers, someone from the CDC may call to check on you, but please still contact your primary care team for any additional concerns. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html
How does the mRNA technology work?
mRNA technology was discovered over 30 years ago and has been studied for vaccine purposes for nearly two decades. Scientists have actually been working on a coronavirus vaccine since the SARS and MERS outbreaks in 2002 with vaccine trials published by 2008.
The instructions inside the vaccine trigger the body’s cells to create and display a protein on its surface. Our immune system recognizes that the protein doesn’t belong there and begins making antibodies. After developing these antibodies, our immune system has learned how to protect against future infection.
mRNA vaccines cannot give someone COVID-19 nor do they affect or interact with DNA.
How many shots of COVID-19 vaccine do I need?
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