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A: Commanders and directors may permit service members who are not fully vaccinated access to the installation and the workplace in accordance with the screening and testing requirements of OSD Force Health Protection (FHP) Guidance 23 (and subsequent revisions), and applicable DAF policies.
A: No. The Air Force or Space Force will not owe you separation pay.
A: In accordance with DAFMAN 48-123, paragraph 188.8.131.52, mobility status is an ongoing requirement that a service member is reasonably free from any medical conditions or limitations that would preclude a deployment. In accordance with DoDI 1332.45, paragraph 1.2.b., service members who are considered non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be evaluated for a retention determination or, as appropriate, referral into the Disability Evaluation System or initiation of processing for administrative separation.
A: Yes. Much like the annual flu shot, there are medical and administrative exemptions (including religious accommodation exemptions). Airmen and Guardians should consult with their local MTF for information on the exemption process. Medical and administrative exemptions are addressed in AFI 48-110_IP, Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases. Religious accommodations are addressed in DAFI 52- 201, Religious Freedom in the Department of the Air Force. FHP 23 (and subsequent revisions), directs that COVID-19 screening testing is required for service members who refused to receive, who are pending an exemption, or who are exempted from COVID-19 vaccination and are entering a DoD facility. This testing requirement will be executed at least weekly. See FHP 23 (and subsequent revisions) for details.
A: Yes, the Secretary of the Air Force’s 8 October 2021 memo references EO 14043 and the DepSecDef 1 October 2021 memo, and mandates all DAF civilian employees to be fully vaccinated, unless exempted. Currently, DAF civilians will not have the option to test as an alternative to the vaccine. DoD and DAF are updating guidance and policy to implement measures for mandatory vaccinations for civilian employees.
A: Yes, the Secretary of the Air Force’s 8 October 2021 memo references EO 14043 and the DepSecDef 1 October 2021 memo, and mandates all DAF civilian employees, including ARTs, to be fully vaccinated, unless exempted. Currently, you will not have the option to test as an alternative to the vaccine. DoD and DAF are currently updating guidance and policy to implement measures for mandatory vaccinations for civilian employees. As an ART, if you ultimately refuse the vaccine, you will not meet your conditions of employment and will not remain qualified for your position.
A: Yes. The Secretary of the Air Force, pursuant to his statutory authority under Title 10, United States Code, and Department of Defense policy, establishes readiness requirements for the Department of the Air Force. ANG members are required to maintain readiness while in a Title 32 status, and in order to be eligible to deploy.
A: Within certain limits, military members who incur or aggravate an injury, disease or illness in a qualifying duty status are covered for that episode of care under the Line of Duty authority. Determinations on any benefits from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will be made by the VHA. All individuals vaccinated with a Food and Drug Administration-authorized/approved COVID-19 vaccine may be eligible for compensation for adverse reactions under other programs, including: the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) program, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), applicable Workers Compensation authorities and other sources of care for which eligible (e.g., at Federally Qualified Health Centers in their community).
A: Getting COVID-19 may offer some natural protection, but experts don’t know how long this protection lasts, and the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity. COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness.
A: If an Active Duty Service Commitment (ADSC) was incurred as a result of educational opportunities, and it was not completed before any potential separation or discharge, then the service may seek to recoup any associated funding or payments.
A: No. Pursuant to Presidential Executive Order 13962, no one will be billed for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Military treatment facilities will not charge for the vaccine or vaccine administration.
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