current situation

As of June 23:

Recent Updates
Effective June 18, the CDC expanded approval for the COVID-19 vaccine to include children ages 6 months to 5 years. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center has the lead on pediatric vaccine administration. Information about vaccines for children under 5 is available on their Facebook page.  

> Landstuhl Regional Medical Center:
Follow their Facebook page for most up to date information.

Initial Vaccine or Boosters
Eligible personnel requiring a vaccine or booster shot must schedule an appointment through the DHA Appointment portal or utilize tricareonline.com. The Ramstein Clinic/86 MDG Beneficiaries may receive the booster at any military hospital, clinic or DoD vaccination site that offers the vaccine, even if it’s not where you normally get care.

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is scheduling appointments for children and teens ages 5-17 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Your child must be enrolled in DEERS before scheduling an appointment. If your child is in DEERS, call 06371-9464-5762 DSN 590-5762 to schedule an appointment.

Personnel may also get vaccinated or receive a booster shot on the economy:
German Impfbus (aka The Booster Bus) Info:
•Locations and times for the vaccination buses can be found at: https://corona.rlp.de/de/impfen/informationen-zur-corona-impfung-in-rheinland-pfalz/- - Scroll down to “Impfbus Tourdaten”
•No appointment needed for first, second and booster vaccinations
•Vaccines available: Johnson&Johnson, BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna  
•What you need: military ID, German address (not APO), and for boosters bring your COVAX card and/or EU COVAX information (example: COVPASS app w/current data)
•Children can receive a vaccination when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

>Kaiserslautern Vaccination Center near IKEA: To schedule an appointment, visit https://impftermin.rlp.de/.

**If vaccine is acquired anywhere other than Ramstein Clinic/86 MDG, you will need to send proof to update immunization records by following the instructions below:
Send a clear legible copy of your COVAX information to the immunization clinic org box at:
usaf.ramstein.86-mdg.mbx.immunization-clinic@mail.mil
Acceptable proof of vaccination:  A copy of the COVID card form the site where vaccination was obtained, EU printout or picture from COVPASS.
The request must include the information below:
1. Patient Full Name
2. Patient DOD ID
3. Covid Vaccine Brand (Moderna/Pfizer/Janssen)
4. Vaccination Date
5. Lot Number (optional)
Please allow 72 hours for your record to be updated.

Vaccines are available at Ramstein for all DOD CAC holders or U.S. citizens with base access age 18+, including service members, U.S. civilian employees, contractors, retirees, adult dependents, and other TRICARE beneficiaries. See below for more information about the Pfizer vaccine for dependents under 18. 

  • Note: Fully vaccinated means 14 days after a final dosage.

Please see the sections below for more information.