Barksdale has received another shipment of initial doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.
Base leadership is continuing to follow the Department of Defense Administration Phase guidelines and have contacted prioritized units for this next round of initial vaccinations. Personnel will be contacted by their units if they are eligible. The vaccine is still being administered on a voluntary basis.
Due to the prioritization mandated by the DoD guidelines, the vaccine is not being made available to all personnel at this time. More doses are expected to arrive in the coming months which will enable all base personnel who want the vaccine to receive it.
Per Department of Defense guidance, based on CDC recommendations, vaccination prioritization includes medical staff, those maintaining essential national security and installation functions, deploying forces, and beneficiaries at the highest risk for developing severe illness from COVID.