President Joe Biden signed the Save Lives Act into law March 24, expanding Veterans Affairs’ legal authority to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all veterans, regardless of their VA health care enrollment status, as well as veteran spouses, caregivers and some beneficiaries. Interested veterans, their caregivers and veteran spouses who qualify under the legislation can visit https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/ to get more information about COVID-19 vaccines at VA.
TRICARE beneficiaries can contact their local TRICARE network pharmacy to determine if they may schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as supplies are distributed in their area. To locate a local TRICARE network pharmacy, visit https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/find-pharmacy. TRICARE beneficiaries can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at non-network pharmacies -- at no charge -- as supplies are distributed in their area. Currently, under the federal response, pharmacies are prohibited from balance billing patients for COVID-19 vaccines.
Retiree and certain family member identification cards that expire on or after Jan. 1, 2020, will remain valid through June 30, 2021. This extension does not apply to children turning age 21. If your child is attending college full time, contact the nearest Uniformed Services ID card issuing site. For secondary dependency information for incapacitated children, visit the Defense Finance and Accounting Service website at https://www.dfas.mil/ or call Air Force Secondary Dependency at 317-212-8049. For a listing of all sites and appointment information, visit https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/#/.
Air Force Retiree Services cannot assist Guard and Reserve members who are not yet receiving retirement pay, or retired Civil Service personnel. Guard and Reserve Airmen awaiting retirement pay should call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102 and select Option 3 or 4 to be connected with the Air Reserve Personnel Center, or visit https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/retirement/. Retired Civil Service personnel can visit https://www.servicesonline.opm.gov/.
Air Force Retiree Services
550 C Street W
JBSA-Randolph TX 78150
Toll free: 800-525-0102 (Total Force Service Center)