Getting vaccinated is one of the best things you can do to protect your own and you family's health. We're here to help you find the resources you need to make an immunization plan. According to the CDC, it's safe to receive multiple vaccines at the same time, so you can conveniently safeguard yourself and your family against flu, COVID-19, RSV, shingles, and more.
Your TRICARE benefit offers multiple vaccination options for you and your family.
You can get covered vaccines for free at participating retail network pharmacies when administered by a pharmacist. Before you arrive, contact your pharmacy to confirm the vaccine is available. To get started, find a pharmacy near you.
Contact your doctor or see a TRICARE authorized provider at a participating network clinic. If you choose one of these options, you may have a copayment for the office visit.
Flu Vaccine Benefits
Make sure you and your family are ready for flu season! Your yearly flu vaccine is free if you get it at a retail network pharmacy when administered by a pharmacist. Be sure to present your military ID at the time of service.
Protection against serious illness
Flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu-related illnesses and the risk of serious flu complications that can result in death. For seniors 65 and over, the flu vaccine can help avoid the extra risks that come with advanced age.
Reduced severity of symptoms
Flu vaccine has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick. This is especially critical for people with compromised immune systems or other disorders that might make complications worse for certain infections.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
An updated COVID-19 vaccine is now available that targets the current variants of COVID-19. Stay up to date on information related to COVID-19 vaccines by visiting the CDC website.
COVID-19 vaccines are covered at no cost to you through the TRICARE pharmacy benefit. Learn about COVID guidance and how to manage your health and wellness.
Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 vaccines are covered through the TRICARE pharmacy benefit. At this time, there is no cost to TRICARE beneficiaries getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
The CDC recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for all people ages 6 months and older, and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible.
TRICARE beneficiaries can make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a military hospital, clinic, or vaccination site. The availability of the vaccine may vary by location. Beneficiaries can also get vaccinated at any participating local pharmacy, at their civilian provider’s office, or at a vaccination site through their local or state health department.
Follow these steps to get vaccinated at your local pharmacy.
Before your visit: Contact your local pharmacy to make sure the vaccine is available and to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
What to bring: Military ID, which includes your health insurance information.
Yes. Oral antivirals are covered at no cost to eligible TRICARE beneficiaries when prescribed by a TRICARE-authorized provider.
You can fill your prescriptions for oral antivirals at local retail pharmacies or military pharmacies. Make sure to call your pharmacy to make sure oral antivirals are available at that location.