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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Update as of October 14, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

 

The 319th Medical Group at GFAFB is offering both Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations to all eligible beneficiaries and government employees.

 

PFIZER vaccinations will be given on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and FRIDAYS as walk in appointments during normal business hours.

-Pfizer is available for all eligible beneficiaries ages 12 and up.

-Pfizer 3rd doses available 28 days after second dose for immunocompromised individuals meeting the following criteria: CDC 3rd dose criteria

-Pfizer boosters available 6 months after second dose for those 65 years of age and older, those 18 years of age and older living in long term care settings, and those 50-64 years of age with the health conditions listed on this site: CDC Pfizer booster chronic health conditions

-Pfizer boosters also available 6 months after second dose for the following groups of high-risk residents and employees: CDC Pfizer booster high-risk

 

MODERNA vaccinations will be given on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS, if you would like Moderna, schedule on these days ONLY.

-Moderna is available for all eligible beneficiaries ages 18 and up.

-Moderna 3rd doses available 28 days after second dose for immunocompromised individuals meeting the following criteria: CDC 3rd dose criteria

-Moderna booster doses currently not authorized

 

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all beneficiaries and scheduling is easier than ever online at:  https://informatics-stage.health.mil/GrandForksCOVIDApp/ 

  1. Most of the bookable appointments are for 1st doses (since everyone's second dose gets scheduled prior to leaving the clinic).  If you are overdue for a second dose, please still schedule yourself in a first dose appointment slot if no second dose appointments are available that day. Most appointments are on Thursday afternoons, but some appointments will be available at times on Tuesday afternoons.
  1. If you’re not able to make your appointment, please cancel as soon as possible through the site or by calling 701-747-4381. Because vials have a time limit after opening, no shows significantly impact medical’s ability to open a new vial for those who did make their appointments.

Patients can still schedule by calling 701-747-4381, but online scheduling is preferred at the link above. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and held to the same safety standards as all other vaccines.

Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. The best way to stop new variants from emerging is to stop the virus from spreading within our communities. The more people who get vaccinated, the faster we are going to overcome this virus and get back to normal. 

-Pfizer (Comirnaty) Vaccine Fact Sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download 

-Moderna Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download

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HPCON UPDATES

Due to the continued increase of active COVID-19 cases in the region and on base, effective immediately, Grand Forks Air Force Base is assessed to be at Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Bravo.  In addition, the 319RW/CC has declared a Public Health Emergency.

The Grand Forks County is now rated as “high” transmission by the CDC. As the Delta variant rapidly spreads through North Dakota and the rest of the country, we must take steps to preserve mission readiness and reduce the impact and burden on the medical system.

What this means:

  • Personnel are required to wear masks in all facilities on base when not actively eating, drinking, or exercising and are highly encouraged to wear masks in the local area regardless of vaccination status
  • Utilize telework, flexible scheduling, and alternate work locations to meet mission needs
  • If exhibiting symptoms, even if you believe it is allergies, STAY HOME and contact your supervisor.  Symptoms are listed on the attached graphic
  • Maintain 6’ physical distance (or every other chair) during meetings and/or utilize VTC/Teams meeting alternatives
  • If traveling, personnel will ROM for 7 days and surveillance test in the 3-5 day period upon return from a red area
  • Non-vaccinated personnel MUST maintain 6’ physical distance from others at all times

 

Asymptomatic members are encouraged to utilize the 319 MDG’s surveillance testing which is held every Wednesday from 0800-0900. If symptomatic, please call 747-5601 for instructions on how to be tested.

Grand Forks County declared a "substantial" transmission rate August 5th, 2021. Airmen and their families are reminded to mask up while indoors in substantial or high transmission locations off base, remain physically distant, and wash their hands regularly.

Please refer to the CDC for current COVID-19 data by county: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/?fbclid=IwAR2WLJf_VW7p4R1307oCGEkPpyOJG89W0YtY-1E5EmrXYFUarbUWpy1CRck#county-view

 

 

 

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319th Medical Group
701-747-5601

Public Affairs Office
701-747-5023


 

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