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Vaccine Recommendations by AOR

For general policy guidance on every vaccine, please see the Joint Regulation on Immunizations and Chemoprophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases (AR 40-562, BUMEDINST 6230.15B, AFI 48-110_IP, CG COMDTINST M6230.4G).

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USAFRICOM

Vaccine  Required for AFRICOM
 COVID-19 Required to be "fully vaccinated" and recommended "up-to-date" IAW CDC guidelines.
 Hepatitis A Required.
 Hepatitis B Required.
 Influenza, Northern Hemisphere (NH)

Required if you are residing in / traveling to a designated NH vaccine country by the WHO for 14 or more days from October through March.

 Influenza, Southern Hemisphere (SH)

Required if you are residing in / traveling to a designated SH vaccine country by the WHO for 14 or more days from April through September.

 M-M-R Required.
 Meningococcal Required.
 Pneumococcal Required for high risk health conditions per ACIP.
 Polio Required. See additional guidance for travel to and from USAFRICOM countries affected by polio. See also CDC Guidance for Travel to high risk countries.
 Rabies Required for personnel at high risk for exposure IAW Service-Specific guidelines.
 Tdap or Td Required.
 Typhoid Required.
 Varicella (chickenpox) Required.
 Yellow Fever
Required except for Comoros, Morocco and Tunisia. All YF vaccinations must be documented on a CDC 731. See exception for Ascension Island.

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USCENTCOM

Vaccine  Required for CENTCOM
 Anthrax Required for 15 or more days in theater.
 COVID-19 Required to be "fully vaccinated" and recommended "up-to-date" IAW CDC guidelines.
 Hepatitis A Required.
 Hepatitis B Required.
 Influenza, Northern Hemisphere (NH) Required.
 M-M-R Required. Documentation must include one of the following: Born before 1957, effective immunity by titer, or administration of two lifetime doses.
 Pneumococcal Required for high risk health conditions per ACIP.
 Polio For individuals traveling for > 4 weeks, vaccination required to be administered within 12 months of DEPARTURE FROM Afghanistan and Pakistan.
 Rabies Required for personnel at high risk for exposure IAW Service-Specific guidelines.
 Tdap or Td Required.
 Typhoid Required.
  Varicella (chickenpox) Required. Documentation must include one of the following: Born before 1980, history of disease, sufficient varicella titer, or administration of vaccine.

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USEUCOM

Vaccine  Required for EUCOM
 COVID-19 Required to be "fully vaccinated" and recommended "up-to-date" IAW CDC guidelines.
 Hepatitis A Required.
 Hepatitis B Required.
 Influenza, Northern Hemisphere (NH) Required.
 M-M-R Required.
 Meningococcal Specific countries only - See National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) recommendations (CAC authentication required).
 Pneumococcal Required for high risk health conditions per ACIP.
 Polio Required. 
 Rabies Required for personnel at high risk for exposure IAW Service-Specific guidelines.
 Tdap or Td Required.
 Typhoid

Required for countries with intermediate or high risk per National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) recommendations (CAC authentication required), to include: Albania, Georgia, Israel, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

 Varicella (chickenpox) Required.
 Yellow Fever
Specific countries only - See YF vaccine transiting requirements.

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USINDOPACOM

Vaccine  Required for INDOPACOM 
 Anthrax Required for travel of 15 days or longer to Korea, to include forward deployed Naval forces. Required for III MEF. All others per DoD policy.
 COVID-19 Required to be "fully vaccinated" and recommended "up-to-date" IAW CDC guidelines.
 Hepatitis A Required.
 Hepatitis B Required.
 Influenza, Northern Hemisphere (NH)

Required if you are residing in / traveling to a designated NH vaccine country by the WHO for 14 or more days from October through March.

 Influenza, Southern Hemisphere (SH)

Required if you are residing in / traveling to a designated SH vaccine country by the WHO (including Diego Garcia) for 14 or more days from April through September.

 Japanese encephalitis

Required for all Air Force, Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF), Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed, deployed, or TAD (ashore or afloat) to Japan or Korea for 30 or more consecutive days. Recommended for all others. Every effort should be made to complete the vaccine series prior to arrival.

 M-M-R Required.
 Meningococcal Specific countries only - See National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) recommendations (CAC authentication required).
 Pneumococcal Required for high risk health conditions per ACIP.
 Polio Required. In the setting of a polio outbreak, comply with CDC or WHO recommendations and if in-country deployment is > 4 weeks, vaccination is required prior to arriving in country. 
 Rabies Required for personnel at high risk for exposure IAW Service-Specific guidelines
Tdap or Td Required.
 Tick-Borne Encephalitis May be indicated when traveling to forested areas where the disease is endemic, and considered if personal protective measures to prevent insect bites are difficult or suspect.
 Typhoid Required for Korea, III MEF and Operational Forces. All others per DoD policy.
 Varicella (chickenpox)
Required.
Yellow Fever

Required only for entry into some USINDOPACOM countries (per CDC Yellow Book) if traveling from, or transiting through, endemic areas (Africa & South America). CDC 731 Stamp required.

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USNORTHCOM

Vaccine  Academies - ROTC  Coast Guard  Initial Entry Training  Service members in USA 
 Anthrax  N/A Per USCG Policy. N/A Per DoD Policy. 
 COVID-19 Required to be "fully vaccinated" and recommended "up-to-date" IAW CDC guidelines.
Required to be "fully vaccinated" and recommended "up-to-date" IAW CDC guidelines.
Required to be "fully vaccinated" and recommended "up-to-date" IAW CDC guidelines.
Required to be "fully vaccinated" and recommended "up-to-date" IAW CDC guidelines.
 Hepatitis A Required. Required.
Required.
Required.
 Hepatitis B Required.
Required.
Required.
Per DoD Policy.
 Influenza, Northern Hemisphere (NH) Required.
Required.
Required.
Required.
 M-M-R Required.
Required.
Required.
Required.
 Meningococcal Required Academies Only. N/A Required.  N/A
 Pneumococcal N/A
Required for asplenic and other high risk health conditions per ACIP.
San Diego: 1 dose.
Parris Island: 1 dose.
Cape May: 1 dose.
Required for high risk health conditions per ACIP.
 Polio Required.
Required.
Required.
Required.
 Rabies N/A
Per USCG Policy. N/A
Required for personnel at high risk for exposure IAW Service-Specific guidelines
 Tdap or Td Required.
Required.
Required.
Required.
 Typhoid N/A
Per USCG Policy.
N/A
N/A
 Varicella (chickenpox) Required.
Required.
Required.
Required.

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USSOUTHCOM

Vaccine  Required for SOUTHCOM (includes Haiti)
 COVID-19 Required to be "fully vaccinated" and recommended "up-to-date" IAW CDC guidelines.
 Hepatitis A Required.
 Hepatitis B Required. 
 Influenza, Northern Hemisphere (NH)

Required if you are residing in / traveling to a designated NH vaccine country by the WHO for 14 or more days from October through March.

 Influenza, Southern Hemisphere (SH)

Required if you are residing in / traveling to a designated SH vaccine country by the WHO for 14 or more days from April through September. Exception: Cuba not required.

 M-M-R Required.
 Pneumococcal Required for high risk health conditions per ACIP.
 Polio Required.
 Rabies Required for personnel at high risk for exposure IAW Service-Specific guidelines.
 Tdap or Td Required.
 Typhoid Required.
 Varicella (chickenpox) Required.
 Yellow Fever

Required for countries where the disease is endemic, per the CDC.

Required if traveling from an endemic area to those countries with transiting requirements (per WHO) and per USSOUTHCOM memo dated November 28, 2018.

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Regional Vaccine Recommendations provided for informational reference purposes only.
Always vaccinate according to package inserts and DoD/Service guidelines.

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