COVID Vaccine

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

Where can I get the vaccine?

The availability of the vaccine may vary by location. Eligible TRICARE beneficiaries can make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a military hospital, clinic, or vaccination site. This includes US Family Health Plan (USFHP) enrollees. Visit the COVID-19 DoD Vaccine Appointments page to see DoD vaccination locations and what appointment tools each location is using.

You can also get the COVID-19 vaccine at:

The vaccine itself is offered at no cost, but there may be a cost based on your plan for an office visit or if you require follow-on care.  

Joining v-safe

If you've already received your COVID-19 vaccine, you can sign up for v-safe. V-safe is a smart-phone based tool developed by the CDC, that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Can I pick up free at-home COVID-19 tests at a military hospital or clinic?

Most military hospitals and clinics are distributing at-home COVID-19 tests to any eligible TRICARE beneficiaries. Contact your nearest military hospital or clinic about availability. >>Learn more

You may be able to use an online scheduling tool to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a DoD vaccination site.

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Starting Jan. 14, 2022, TRICARE will cover paxlovid and molnupiravir to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19. To get these oral antivirals, you must have an order from a TRICARE-authorized providerAn authorized provider is any individual, institution/organization, or supplier that is licensed by a state, accredited by national organization, or meets other standards of the medical community, and is certified to provide benefits under TRICARE. There are two types of TRICARE-authorized providers: Network and Non-Network. DS. The CDC highly encourages patients get a COVID-19 test early after known or suspected exposure or as soon as symptoms are present. This is because these antivirals work best during the early stages of COVID-19 infection.
You’ll be able to get these drugs at no cost from:

The federal government is offering free at-home COVID-19 tests. >>Learn more

Last Updated 5/23/2022