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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

COVID-19 vaccines currently available to all U.S. citizens and residents are Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY®, and Moderna. These vaccines are safe and effective against COVID-19 and its variants.

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed the Pfizer COMIRNATY® vaccine for individuals age 16 and older.
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is offered through an FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for children ages 12-15.
  • The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are offered through an FDA EUA for individuals age 18 and older.

DOD COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

The DOD now requires COVID-19 vaccines for all members of the Armed Forces under DOD authority on active duty or in the Ready Reserve, including the National Guard, who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Each service will decide their own deadline for vaccination.

  • If you’re a service member and you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine from a non-DOD provider, make sure to update your medical records.
  • If you haven’t received your COVID vaccine yet, schedule your vaccine as soon as you can.
  • Find a DOD COVID Vaccine Location near you

The DOD already requires all ADSMs to get other types of vaccines before they join the military. There are very narrow religious and medical exemptions available on a case-by-case basis. If you have questions, contact your unit commander.

Recommended Third Dose

If you have an immune system that is moderately to severely compromised, the CDC recommends you may receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). This would be at least 4 weeks after your second dose. >>Learn More

Get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself, your family, your community, and our nation.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.tricare.mil/COVIDVaccine.

Vaccine Offerings at Nellis Air Force Base

Effective Monday, 30 August 2021 we are prioritizing our service members in receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. All other eligible individuals ages 12+ are encouraged to receive their initial vaccine within the network. Visit the Southern Nevada Health District to find a vaccination location near you

Vaccine Appointments

Appointments are highly encouraged, walk-ins are welcome from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Make an appointment online or call 702-653-CARE (2273), option 9, option 1, option 1.

If appointment slots are full, please check back. Vaccine appointments are also available off base through the Southern Nevada Health District.

What to Expect

  • Please bring your CAC, military ID, or TRICARE coverage card.
  • Please wear a short-sleeved shirt, as the vaccine is administered in the upper arm.

If You Receive Your Vaccine Off-Base

If you or your family are Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center beneficiaries, please bring your CDC vaccination card to the Immunizations Clinic. Immunizations Clinic staff will update you and/or your family’s medical records accordingly.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments


Make an Appointment


702-653-CARE (2273), Option 9, Option 1, Option 1


7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


USO Building
324 Rickenbacker Road
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada 89191

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