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DAF COVID-19 Statistics - March 15, 2022

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  • Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Below are current coronavirus disease 2019 statistics for Department of Air Force personnel:

March 15, 2022
Current as of 2 p.m., March 14, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATS*
  CASES HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED DEATHS
Military** 91,984 52 90,791 15
Civilian 20,425 27 20,156 107
Dependents 17,799 5 17,430 8
Contractors 5,530 10 5,459 31
Total 135,738 94 133,836 161

*These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on Mar. 8.
**Military includes Active and Reserve components.

 

DAF TOTAL VACCINATED
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
% Partially Vaccinated 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
% Fully Vaccinated 98% 93.2% 93.4% 96.4%

 

DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
Medical 538 384 242 1,164
Administrative 33 1,269 198 1,500

 

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
  MAJCOM/FLDCOM DAF/APPEALS
Pending 3,260 1,167
Approved 21 2
Disapproved 4,222 1,037

As of March 15, the Air Force has administratively separated 212 active duty Airmen.

*Civilian statistics are unaccounted for.
**These numbers are subject to change.

 

Unvaccinated: All those who have verbally refused, have not started the vaccination process or are erroneously coded. Does not include those who have approved exemptions.

Medical: Medical exemptions are determined individually by the member’s medical provider.

Administrative: Administrative exemptions are determined individually. For example, if a member obtained a commander-approved submission for separation or retirement by Nov. 1, they are administratively exempt.

Religious Accommodation: Religious accommodations are a subset of administrative exemptions and are determined by the MAJCOM/FLDCOM commanders. The DAF has 30 business days (active component in CONUS) to process requests. Appeals are determined by the DAF’s Surgeon General with inputs from the chaplain and staff judge advocate. Individuals do not have to get immunized as long as their request is in the process of being decided.

Personnel Numbers (approximates):

  • 326,000 Active Component (U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force)
  • 107,000 Air National Guard
  • 68,000 Air Force Reserve
  • 501,000 Total Force (Active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve)

 

March 8, 2022
Current as of 2 p.m., March 7, 2022

DAF TOTAL STATS*
  CASES HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED DEATHS
Military** 91,582 54 89,772 15
Civilian 20,382 57 20,004 107
Dependents 17,683 5 17,209 8
Contractors 5,525 10 5,416 31
Total 135,172 126 132,401 161

*These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on Feb. 22.
**Military includes Active and Reserve components.

 

DAF TOTAL VACCINATED
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
% Partially Vaccinated 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
% Fully Vaccinated 97.9% 93.1% 93.2% 96.3%

 

DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
Medical 568 385 249 1,202
Administrative 35 1,360 209 1,604

 

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
  MAJCOM/FLDCOM DAF/APPEALS
Pending 3,249 964
Approved 18 1
Disapproved 4,013 1,025

As of March 8, the Air Force has administratively separated 205 active duty Airmen.

*Civilian statistics are unaccounted for.
**These numbers are subject to change.

 

Unvaccinated: All those who have verbally refused, have not started the vaccination process or are erroneously coded. Does not include those who have approved exemptions.

Medical: Medical exemptions are determined individually by the member’s medical provider.

Administrative: Administrative exemptions are determined individually. For example, if a member obtained a commander-approved submission for separation or retirement by Nov. 1, they are administratively exempt.

Religious Accommodation: Religious accommodations are a subset of administrative exemptions and are determined by the MAJCOM/FLDCOM commanders. The DAF has 30 business days (active component in CONUS) to process requests. Appeals are determined by the DAF’s Surgeon General with inputs from the chaplain and staff judge advocate. Individuals do not have to get immunized as long as their request is in the process of being decided.

Personnel Numbers (approximates):

  • 326,000 Active Component (U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force)
  • 107,000 Air National Guard
  • 68,000 Air Force Reserve
  • 501,000 Total Force (Active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve)