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COVID-19: TRICARE Resources and FAQs About the Vaccine

Friday, January 29, 2021

Health Net Federal Services, LLC wants to help keep you informed on COVID-19 vaccine access for TRICARE beneficiaries. 

The vaccine is offered at no cost under TRICARE’s clinical preventive services benefit. 

Find additional COVID-19 resources at www.tricare.mil/coronavirus, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and on our website


Reprinted with permission from the Defense Heath Agency, Communications Division. 

The Department of Defense (DoD), in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services, has launched a program to provide COVID-19 vaccines to service members, retirees, and their families. Under this program, the DoD will distribute the vaccines through a series of phases. 

Who is getting the vaccine first?

The first supply of the vaccine is limited and is being given in phases. The first phases are for:

  • Individuals providing direct medical care
  • Individuals maintaining essential installation functions
  • Deploying forces
  • Individuals at the highest risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19
  • Adults age 75 and older

Learn more about the first phases of DoD COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Where can you get the vaccine?

The availability of the vaccine may vary by location. You can visit your military hospital's website, news media, or social media to stay informed about vaccine updates. You should contact your local military hospital or clinic for their vaccination process and availability. The vaccines will be more broadly available in the coming months.

You’ll eventually be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine at:

  • Your local military hospital or clinic.
  • Your civilian provider or any TRICARE network provider.
  • TRICARE network pharmacies 
  • TRICARE non-network providers and TRICARE non-network pharmacies. 

Wherever you eventually receive your vaccination, please remember you need to check availability before showing up.

We want you to be ready when you’re offered the vaccine. Sign up for email alerts at www.tricare.mil/COVIDVaccine to get the latest TRICARE news and information.