Recently, the Department of Defense released Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) Revision 2 – Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Attestation, Screening Testing, and Vaccination Verification.
The revised memo rescinds and replaces FHP Guidance (Supplement 23) Revision 1, dated October 18, 2021, retains the vaccination attestation, screening testing and vaccination verification guidance included in Revision 1, provides added, detailed information on the DoD civilian employee vaccination exemption process, and provides DoD forms for medical and religious exemptions that the DoD components may use to process DoD civilian employee vaccination exemption requests.
Per the guidance, DoD contractor personnel and official visitors must attest to being fully vaccinated and, if not fully vaccinated, present the results of a recent negative COVID-19 test as a condition of physical access to DoD buildings and DoD-leased spaces in non-DoD buildings in which official DoD business takes place (referred to jointly in this memorandum as “DoD facilities”).
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or 2 weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals must be vaccinated with vaccines that are either fully licensed or authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Those with previous COVID-19 infection(s) or antibody test results are not considered fully vaccinated on that basis for the purposes of this memorandum.
The memorandum for Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) Revision 2 – Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Attestation, Screening Testing, and Vaccination Verification can be found here.