Striker Nation continues the fight against COVID-19

Vaccination of Airmen and Guardians enhances force health protection and readiness. This action is consistent with DoD mandatory vaccination programs for service members to address other health threats such as seasonal influenza.

Staff Sgt. Amber Felton, 96th Bomb Squadron independent duty medical technician squadron medical element, prepares a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine to distribute at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 2021, to help the base adhere to the Secretary of Defense memorandum dated Aug. 24, 2021. Vaccination of Airmen and Guardians enhances force health protection and readiness. This action is consistent with DoD mandatory vaccination programs for service members to address other health threats such as seasonal influenza. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)

Vaccinations will help ensure service members’ health and safety while preserving the department’s readiness and ability to execute worldwide air and space forces missions, according to department leaders.

Airmen line up to receive their first doses of COVID-19 vaccinations at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 2021 in accordance with the Secretary of Defense memorandum dated Aug. 24, 2021. Vaccinations will help ensure service members’ health and safety while preserving the department’s readiness and ability to execute worldwide air and space forces missions, according to department leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)

Vaccinations can help ensure service members’ health and safety while preserving the department’s readiness and ability to execute worldwide air and space forces missions, according to department leaders.

An Airman prepares syringes and vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to distribute it to any military members who have not gotten the vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 2021 in accordance with the Secretary of Defense memorandum dated Aug. 24, 2021. Vaccinations can help ensure service members’ health and safety while preserving the department’s readiness and ability to execute worldwide air and space forces missions, according to department leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)

Service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine.

An Airman receives their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 2021 to adhere to the Secretary of Defense memorandum dated Aug. 24, 2021. Service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)

Vaccination of Airmen and Guardians enhances force health protection and readiness. This action is consistent with DoD mandatory vaccination programs for service members to address other health threats such as seasonal influenza.

Airmen give and receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 2021, in accordance with the Secretary of Defense memorandum dated Aug. 24, 2021. Vaccination of Airmen and Guardians enhances force health protection and readiness. This action is consistent with DoD mandatory vaccination programs for service members to address other health threats such as seasonal influenza. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)

Service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine.

Senior Airman Cheyanne Watson receives the COVID-19 vaccination at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 2021. Service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)

Service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine.

An Airman assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base receives a bandage after her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 2021. Service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)

Service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine.

After each COVID-19 vaccine is distributed to Airmen they receive a sticker indicating that they received the vaccination shot in order to proceed to the next step in the process of updating their vaccination records with the 2nd Medical Group at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 2021. Service members are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)

Service members were advised to wait 15 minutes before proceeding with their day just in case they had an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

Airmen assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing wait in a holding area after getting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 2021. Service members were advised to wait 15 minutes before proceeding with their day just in case they had an adverse reaction to the vaccine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovante Johnson)

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