The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine on December 11, 2020. This marks a significant milestone in the battle against the global pandemic.
Right now, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that vaccinations be available to:
Residents of long-term care facilities
Other groups as determined by individual state guidelines
We’re working closely with manufacturers and retail pharmacies as we prepare for increased availability.
How to Stay Safe with Home Delivery
Protect yourself and skip the trip to the pharmacy. You can get your medicine delivered right to your door.
Vaccine Resources by State
Vaccine guidelines and requirements can vary by state and county. To help make it easier, we’ve put together links to each state’s health department vaccine resources with information about when and how to sign up.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are COVID-19 vaccines covered for TRICARE beneficiaries?
Yes, COVID-19 vaccines are covered through the TRICARE pharmacy benefit. At this time, TRICARE beneficiaries can get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost.
When can I get a COVID-19 vaccination?
Federal, state and local governments and public health officials manage the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 vaccines will be made available in three phases. You can contact your local health department for more information on COVID-19 vaccination in your area. Learn more about the TRICARE COVID-19 vaccine program.
How can I get the COVID-19 vaccination at a retail pharmacy?
When your state, local governments and public health officials announce a COVID-19 vaccine is ready for the phase that applies to you, contact a retail pharmacy to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
TRICARE beneficiaries can get the COVID-19 vaccine at any retail pharmacy that is offering the vaccine, even if the pharmacy is not a part of the TRICARE pharmacy network. This only applies to the COVID-19 vaccine. Other vaccines are not covered at out-of-network pharmacies.
Make sure to bring your military ID, which includes your health insurance information when you get the COVID-19 vaccine. Once you receive your vaccine, take proof of your vaccination to your primary care doctor to update your vaccination records.