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  • MHS GENESIS MassVax system rolling out with COVID-19 vaccines

    MHS GENESIS, the Department of Defense's new electronic health record system, has recently created a large digital record of COVID-19 vaccinations administered to service members and their families.
  • COVID-19: DOD vaccinates more than 1 million beneficiaries worldwide

    The Department of Defense has administered more than one million COVID-19 vaccinations. The milestone came as the United States surpassed 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 and just over two months after the Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.
  • FDA issues emergency use authorization for third COVID-19 vaccine

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The EUA allows the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • DoD activates Fifteenth Air Force to expedite COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    Department of Defense members assembled Feb. 24 in Florida to provide flexible support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. Service members have temporarily been assigned to Fifteenth Air Force, under U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, U.S. Army North.
  • 42nd MDG Airmen leave for deployment

    The 25 deployed Airmen, which included clinicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, medical technicians, logisticians and administrative personnel, joined the 335th Air Expeditionary Group, comprised of nearly 150 Airmen from bases across the country. The 335th AEG will man a FEMA vaccination center in Brooklyn, capable of administering 3,000 vaccinations daily.
  • Defense Department has multiple priorities in COVID-19 battle

    When the COVID-19 virus spread to the United States, the Defense Department took on many roles: protecting its people, supporting the national pandemic response and ensuring the armed forces were ready to meet the national security mission.
  • More options to get COVID-19 vaccine

    Are you and your family looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine near you? If so, you’ll soon have more options for where you can go to get it. As part of the ongoing response to COVID-19, the federal government has launched the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. This new program is a collaboration between the federal government, states, territories, and 21 national pharmacies and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
  • ARNORTH oversees military COVID-19 vaccination support to FEMA in four states, one territory

    U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command's Joint Force Land Component Command, has overseen the Department of Defense's COVID-19 response operation in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services since March 2020.
  • USU cohort study investigates COVID-19 impacts on DOD personnel

    The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program is leading a multi-year study to identify risk factors for COVID-19 in the military population, understand the symptoms and disease course, and investigate clinical outcomes.
  • Two federally-supported vaccination sites open in California, more to follow

    Leaders from U.S. Northern Command and the Federal Emergency Management Agency held a virtual press conference to discuss COVID-19 relief efforts.
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