The current Health Protection Condition (HPCON)
on JBAB is BRAVO+
. The base has implemented precautions throughout the base to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. This includes changes to procedures at the gates, updates to medical facility processes, and modifications or closures to certain base activities or functions.
- COVID-19 vaccines
remain available for TRICARE beneficiaries 12 years and older at the JBAB clinic. Please visit the National Capital Region COVAX Portal
to schedule your appointment. While appointments will take priority, those who walk in will not be turned away.
- Vaccinations are mandatory
for service members. Active-duty members must be vaccinated by Nov. 2, 2021, and reserve-component members must be vaccinated by Dec. 2, 2021. All others who are not vaccinated are highly encouraged to consider their reasoning for not getting vaccinated.
- In accordance with CDC recommendations
, a “third dose”
of vaccine is offered to persons with compromised immune systems. This third dose must be administered more than 28 days after receiving the second dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), and may be either of the mRNA vaccines (e.g., Pfizer vaccine may be given to those who initially received Moderna).
- COVID-19 testing
is available at the JBAB clinic. Those who are vaccinated and experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are still encouraged to get tested, as are those vaccinated members with a known exposure to someone positive for COVID-19.
are available at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Clinic parking lot in Tent 1. The address of the clinic is 238 Brookley Ave, Washington DC, 20032. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:30-11:45 a.m./1-4 p.m. The clinic is closed on training days, federal holidays and family days.
- All Team JBAB members are required to wear masks
- Maximum telework
continues to be encouraged.
We appreciate everyone’s help with this new CDC and DOD directive as we continue to protect our Force and our Families.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
Testing is done in the JBAB Clinic parking lot. No appointment needed. Walk-in hours are 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Once in the parking lot, there's a sign with a phone number to call a clinic technician to start the process.
Testing is also done at the Joint Base Andrews Clinic on the first floor of the patient parking garage.
I've been vaccinated already... should I get tested?
Those who are vaccinated and experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are still encouraged to get tested, as are those vaccinated members with a known exposure to someone positive for COVID-19.
Who can receive COVID-19 Vaccinations?
The 316th Medical Group has moved into Tier 2, which opens up COVID-19 vaccine distribution. This status is dependent upon vaccine supply and can fluctuate. Any and all relevant updates to this status will be published to this page and disseminated through other appropriate channels and platforms.
All individuals with installation access and eligibility for vaccinations through the DoD can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine at both Joint Base Andrews and JB Anacostia-Bolling.
Eligible members include those who are 12 years or older in the following categories:
-Service Members on Active Duty and in the Selected Reserve, including Coast Guard, National Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
-TRICARE Beneficiaries including military retirees and dependents
-DoD Civilian Employees
-*Select DoD-Affiliated Contractor Personnel and Foreign Nationals*
*Must have base access privileges and a “COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Contractor Employee” memo or foreign national agreement validating eligibility, in accordance with Supplemental Guidance for Providing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccines to DoD Contractor Employees and Foreign Nationals*
Who can receive the "third dose" or "booster" shot?
In accordance with CDC recommendations, the following higher-risk groups are also eligible for a “booster dose” of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after completing the two-dose series with Pfizer vaccine only (boosters have not been approved for individuals who received one or more non-Pfizer vaccines for the initial dose(s)):
a. 65 years of age and older and residents in long term care facilities should receive a booster dose
b. 50-64 years of age with underlying medical conditions** should receive a booster dose
c. 18-49 years of age with underlying medical conditions** may receive a booster dose
d. 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings** may receive a booster dose
** Conditions and settings are defined at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
Where/How do I get vaccinated?
Please visit the National Capital Region COVAX Portal to schedule your appointment. While appointments will take priority, those who walk in will not be turned away. In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, a third dose of vaccine will be offered to those with compromised immune systems, as defined by the CDC, at least 28 days after receiving the second dose of an mRNA vaccine. Booster doses are not available for any others at this time.
Vaccines appointments should not be scheduled with 14 days of receiving any other types of vaccines. Air Force guidance for those personnel in flying status is to self-DNIF (without paperwork) for 48 hours.
After receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, members will be given a vaccination report card, which they must bring with them when they report for their second dose. They will also be scheduled for their second appointments before leaving the vaccination facility.
***Missed appointments will be reported to chains of command***
VACCINE FACT SHEETS
-Important information about the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination
-Important information about the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination for children 12+
-Important information about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING VACCINATIONS
WHERE: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Clinic parking lot in Tent 1. The address of the clinic is 238 Brookley Ave, Washington DC, 20032. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 7:30-11:45 a.m./1-4 p.m. The clinic is closed on training days, federal holidays and family days. No appointments are required.
JOINT BASE ANDREWS VACCINATIONS
WHERE: Former BX Home Traditions Center (Between Commissary and Base Theater)
1683 Arnold Avenue, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, 20762
How will DoD track personnel who receive a COVID vaccine?
DoD will track COVID vaccine administration through existing medical record reporting systems. Uniformed Air Force members will see this in their IMR.
If I already had COVID-19, should I still get a vaccine?
Yes, because duration of immunity following COVID-19 infection is unknown, and the vaccine may be effective in protecting previously infected people.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.
How many cases of COVID-19 have been reported on JBAB?
The Department of Defense is releasing all numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases for its service members, civilians, dependents, and contractors.