R 102006Z DEC 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE FOR 2020-21 INFLUENZA VACCINATION OF ACTIVE AND RESERVE COMPONENTS//
REF/B/DOC/DHA WASHINGTON DC/04DEC20//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 526/20, 2020-21 INFLUENZA VACCINE GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVE AND RESERVE COMPONENTS. REF B IS DHA MEMO, DOD INFLUENZA VACCINE URGENT GUIDANCE.//
POC/OWINGS, ALFRED/CDR/HQMC/HS/TEL:703-604-4602/EMAIL: ALFRED.OWINGS@USMC.MIL, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH//
POC/FLETCHER, KEVIN/HM1/HQMC/HS/TEL:703-604-4602/EMAIL: KEVIN.FLETCHER@USMC.MIL, MRRS COORDINATOR//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. Provide supplemental guidance to Marine Corps active and reserve components in implementation of the 2020-2021 Northern and Southern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccination Program during vaccine supply shortages at military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs).
2. Background. The Defense Logistics Agency is anticipating a delay of 1.2 million doses of influenza vaccine. Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) may have insufficient supply to vaccinate 90 percent of the active duty component by the target date of 15 December 2020.
3.a. Per reference (a), all Marine Corps active and reserve component personnel shall receive the 2020-2021 seasonal influenza vaccine(s), unless medically or administratively exempt. If the local MTF supply is insufficient, reference (b) advises to immediately seek the vaccine from a participating TRICARE network pharmacy or TRICARE-authorized provider.
3.b. Per the references, personnel who receive influenza vaccination from non-military facilities (e.g., civilian pharmacies) shall provide verification and details to their command Medical Readiness Reporting System representative no later than close of business the next duty day.
3.c. All other components of reference (a) remain in effect.
4. Additional Information.
4.a. Referernce (a) can be found at https://info.health.mil/hco/clinicsup/hsd/pcpcmh/SiteAssets/Influenza%20Guidance%204%20Dec%20(FOUO).pdf
4.b. A list of participating TRICARE network pharmacies can be found at https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/
find-pharmacy or by calling 877-363-1303.
5. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps total force.
6. This MARADMIN is cancelled 1 August 21.
7. Release authorized by Major General Gregg P. Olson, Staff Director of the Marine Corps.//