UPDATED COVID-19 VACCINATION OPTION - NOVAVAX:
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NARR/REF A IS THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEMO MANDATING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE
2019 VACCINATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SERVICE MEMBERS.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 190/21, 2021-2022 NAVY MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION AND
REF C IS NAVADMIN 042/22, UPDATED COVID CONSOLIDATED DISPOSITION AUTHORITY
DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND LESSONS LEARNED.
RMKS/1. Purpose. To inform Navy Service Members that the Novavax
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is now available.
2. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the Novavax
COVID-19 vaccine under an emergency use authorization for a two-dose
primary series to individuals 18 years of age and older.
Unvaccinated Navy Service Members who choose to receive the Novavax
COVID-19 vaccine series satisfy the vaccine requirement specified in
references (a) and (b). Additional vaccines that also meet that
requirement include Janssen (manufactured by Johnson and Johnson),
Pfizer-BioNTech, and Moderna.
3. Action. Commanders are directed to counsel any unvaccinated
Navy Service Members under their command regarding the fact that
receiving the Novavax vaccine series satisfies the requirement in
references (a) and (b). Additionally, commanders shall provide such
Service Members the following link which provides more information
regarding all authorized COVID-19 vaccines,
an unvaccinated Service Member becomes fully vaccinated for COVID-
19, it is the Navy’s intent to retain that Service Member, barring
other misconduct or reasons for involuntary separation.
4. Action. Commanders are directed to report any previously
unvaccinated Navy Service Member who completes an approved vaccine
series via email to both of the following addresses:
email@example.com. Include the Service Members DoD
ID number in all such reports. Commanders shall also ensure the
Medical Readiness Reporting System is updated to be consistent with
information submitted to the Department of the Navy COVID tracking
5. Novavax is now available at all military treatment facilities
and most civilian vaccination sites. Contact the Bureau of Medicine
and Surgery (BUMED) point of contact (POC) below if there are any
issues with availability in your area.
6. POCs. OPNAV POC: CAPT Jason Grizzle,
firstname.lastname@example.org Religious Accommodations:
Vaccine availability (BUMED): HMC Jose Jimenez,
7. Released by VADM Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., COVID Consolidated