DAF announces mandatory COVID vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Department of the Air Force total force military members Sept. 3, in accordance with the Secretary of Defense mandate last month. The service implementation plan requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption:
· Nov. 2 – Active Duty personnel
· Dec. 2 – Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel
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Per Defense Health Agency guidance, effective immediately, wearing a face mask with exhalation valves is prohibited in the 628 Medical Group and all DHA facilities because it is not effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The primary purpose of wearing face masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others and to mitigate the spread of Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Masks with one-way valves or vents allow exhaled air to be expelled out through holes in the material.
To find out more about face masks please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html (6 Aug 20 guidance) and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html (7 Aug 20 guidance)