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Feb. 18, 2021

More Options to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

As part of the ongoing response to COVID-19, the federal government has launched the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. This new program is a collaboration between the federal government, states, territories, and 21 national pharmacies and independent pharmacy networks to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.

Feb. 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine does not affect fertility, immunization experts say

You’re pregnant, or you’re breastfeeding. Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine? That’s a question on the minds of many military frontline health care workers today. The short answer is that it’s an individual’s choice, and military health experts say the vaccine is well worth considering.

Feb. 10, 2021

When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The big question on the mind of many TRICARE beneficiaries is, “When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?” The Department of Defense (DoD) is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to service members, retirees, and their families through different phases of the schema.

Feb. 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Options for the Selected Reserve Members (Including National Guard)

Are you a National Guard or Selected Reserve member with questions about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine? TRICARE has the answers you’re looking for.

Jan. 25, 2021

Corpsman Up! – Navy ‘doc’ reiterates importance of blood donations

ASBP is the military’s only blood donor program for service members, their families, retirees, veterans, and local communities worldwide, helping those in critical need. Both whole blood and COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) from those who have recovered from COVID-19 remain in high demand. All 21 donor centers adhere to CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Jan. 18, 2021

3 Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Hope is on the horizon with vaccination news and the beginning of a new year. But COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. are on the rise. This means we all must continue to take steps to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is true even after people eventually get vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Jan. 18, 2021

TRICARE Provides New Coverage for Low Back Pain Physical Therapy

Do you have acute or chronic low back pain? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, low back pain is the most common type of pain reported by patients. You can take preventive steps and manage low back pain safely and effectively. As of Jan. 1, 2021, if you need physical therapy for your low back pain, the Defense Health Agency established a demonstration. With the demonstration, TRICARE will waive cost-shares for qualified beneficiaries for up to three physical therapy sessions in 10 states.

Jan. 14, 2021

TRICARE Seniors 75 and Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Adults age 75 and older should now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Health System are now making the vaccine available to the 1.13 million beneficiaries who are age 75 or older. These beneficiaries use the TRICARE For Life health plan.

Jan. 13, 2021

Get into fighting weight with the 2021 Total Force Fitness Challenge

Weight gain around the holiday season is common. However, this year’s ongoing social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19 could present new challenges for those trying to stay in shape.

Jan. 13, 2021

DOD Launches “My MilLife Guide” Text Message Program to Boost Wellness

Finding the right support to ease the stress of navigating daily COVID-19-related challenges can be a challenge itself. To support the military community, the Department of Defense recently launched -- My MilLife Guide.

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