COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
COVID-19 vaccine candidates are being offered through an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine is being administered in phases to DoD uniformed service members, both the active and Selected Reserve components, including members of the National Guard; dependents; retirees; civilian employees, and selected DoD contract personnel as authorized in accordance with DoD regulation.
The vaccine is being offered on a voluntary basis, but priority populations are highly encouraged to get it. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine protects yourself, your family, your community and our nation.
To learn more about the phased plan and DoD priorities, visit: www.health.mil/COVIDVaccine
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
We currently have the Pfizer vaccine available and we’re actively administering the vaccine to the following individuals:
- DoD beneficiaries with an increased risk of illness to COVID (as defined by the CDC). Beneficiaries within this category must be over 18 to receive the vaccine at Keesler.
- Appointments are still available for beneficiaries 65 and older, as well as Phase 1a personnel working at Keesler.
To Get the Vaccine:
- To make a reservation to receive the vaccine, call the Hospital Appointment Line at 228-376-2273
For More Information:
Please continue to monitor these two site for further updates:
What Happens Next?
Once you receive the vaccine, if you experience any side-effects or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at [insert number/or secure email address to contact] or contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line