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COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older. FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to all U.S. citizens and residents. Visit the CDC website for more information.

  • COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free.
  • Getting the vaccine can reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalizations and long-term complications for COVID-19
  • For children, the vaccine can also curb community transmission and reduce disruptions to in-person learning activities.
To learn more, visit the CDC website to get answers to frequently asked questions, see Interim Clinical Considerations, and bust myths about vaccines.


Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River is open to schedule the COVID-19 vaccine for DoD-eligible beneficiaries age 6 months and older (you do not have to be enrolled as a patient). We offer the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (first dose, second dose and boosters). Make an appointment here.

An appointment is required. No walk-ins are accepted. The last appointment of the day is at 1500. We offer the following appointment options:

Moderna Infant/Pediatric (6 mos-5 yrs)

Wednesdays 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Pfizer Infant/Pediatric (6 mos-4 yrs)

Wednesdays 1-2 p.m.

Pfizer Pediatric (5-11 yrs)

Fridays 2-3 p.m.

Pfizer Adult (12+)

Fridays 8:30-11 a.m. & 1-2 p.m.

Moderna Adult (18+)

Thursdays 8:30-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.


To expedite your appointment, please complete the DHA Form 207 (for adults) or Form 236 (for children) prior to your arrival. This form is needed for your first, second and third doses of the vaccine.

For children ages 5-11, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved.

Due to social distancing requirements, we have limited seating available in Immunizations and only allow one parent or guardian to accompany children needing vaccinations. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Pfizer and Moderna boosters are available to patients age 12+ and 18+, respectively, who had their second dose at least five months ago. Pfizer and Moderna boosters are also available to anyone age 50+ or immunocompromised, who had their first booster (third dose) at least four months ago.

If you have already received a COVID-19 vaccine and need to have your medical record updated, please bring in your paperwork so that it can be added to your record.

*Some Android users have reported technical issues with making their appointments on their phones. If you encounter this problem, please log in using a laptop or desktop computer.*
 

DOD COVID-19 Vaccine Service Member Mandate

COVID-19 vaccines are required for all members of the armed forces on active duty or in the Reserve or Guard components, including pregnant service members, according to the DOD. Each service decides their own deadline for vaccination.

  • If you’re a service member and have received a COVID-19 vaccine from a non-DOD provider, make sure to update your medical records.
  • If you haven’t received your COVID vaccine yet, schedule your vaccine as soon as possible.
  • Find a DOD COVID Vaccine Location near you.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, contact your unit commander.
 

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children ages 6 months through 17 years

The CDC recommended all children age 6 months and older receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
If you’re unsure if the vaccine is right for your child, we recommend discussing your child’s medical conditions, including prior reaction to vaccines, with a medical provider. For some immunocompromised children, a third primary series/additional dose is recommended for children age 5 and older.
 

Booster Dose

The CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older receive a booster dose after completing the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine:
  • People aged 18 years and older who received Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY® or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should receive a 1st booster dose 5 months after dose 2 of the primary series.
  • Children 12 and older who completed the primary series of Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY® COVID-19 vaccine should receive a 1st booster dose 5 months after dose 2 of the primary series.
  • If you received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine you should get a booster dose 2 months after your initial Janssen dose.

CDC has also expanded eligibility for an additional (second) booster dose for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19:
  • People aged 50 years and older, or have a weakened immune system may receive a second mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY®, and Moderna) booster dose, 4 months after the first booster dose.
  • Individuals aged 18 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine may a second booster dose of either mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY®, and Moderna) vaccine.


Concerns about the vaccine?

Speak with a Vaccine Expert. You may contact the DHA-Immunization Healthcare Support Center at 1-877-GET-VACC (1-877-438-8222) option 1 or Defense Switch Network (DSN) 761-4245, option 1, if you have questions about the vaccines or about an adverse event following vaccination.

Visit the CDC Website for current COVID-19 booster guidance.

Visit the TRICARE website for information about the COVID-19 vaccine.


COVID-19 Testing at NHC Patuxent River
Testing is available by appointment only. To request a COVID test, call 301-342-2684.

For more information on COVID-19 testing at NHC Patuxent River, please visit our COVID-19 Testing page.

Make a Vaccine Appointment

Hours

Moderna Infant/Pediatric (6 mos-5 yrs)

Wednesdays 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Pfizer Infant/Pediatric (6 mos-4 yrs)

Wednesdays 1-2 p.m.

Pfizer Pediatric (5-11 yrs)

Fridays 2-3 p.m.

Pfizer Adult (12+)

Fridays 8:30-11 a.m. & 1-2 p.m.

Moderna Adult (18+)

Thursdays 8:30-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.

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