Guard continues vaccination efforts on Camp Murray and Fairchild Air Force Base
With the push to vaccinate all Americans, the Washington Department of Health expanded the number of individuals who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.
The Washington National Guard also expanded its criteria of those eligible to be vaccinated. As of April 6, all dependents currently enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) 18 years of age and older can receive the Moderna vaccination at either Camp Murray or Fairchild Air Force Base.
“The intent of providing the vaccine is to protect individuals from COVID-19 and its associated symptoms and complications,” said Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the adjutant general. “Those receiving this vaccination may also be less likely to transmit it to family and friends.”
While the vaccine is still currently released under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is not mandatory, all Guardsmen and their families are encouraged to educate themselves and know the facts about the COVID-19 vaccination.
“It is critical that you obtain information about the COVID-19 vaccine from official sources and avoid misinformation that could potentially put your lives and those of your loved ones at risk,” said Daugherty.
To schedule an appointment, eligible individuals can visit https://informatics-stage.health.mil/MurrayCOVIDApp/. If you have any questions please call (253) 512-3291.
“I’m proud of the work of all our Guardsmen and civilians during this public health crisis,” said Daugherty. “Stay safe and don’t let up now, continue to wear a mask, wash your hands frequently, and avoid gatherings. We're so close to the finish line - let's finish strong.”