Active-Duty Service Members (ADSMs), Family Members and Other Beneficiaries who are enrolled at Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor:
Immunizations offers a range of vaccines for our adult population: Active Duty, beneficiaries, and Occupational Health. Routine adult vaccines include Tetanus (TD/TDaP), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), and Varicella. On a walk-in basis, Active Duty, and beneficiaries 50 years and older can receive their Shingles vaccine. They can also receive a Pneumococcal vaccine if they are 65 and older with no underlying health conditions. Based on a provider’s recommendation, a pneumococcal vaccine may also be available for Active Duty and beneficiaries under 65 years of age.
Travel vaccines such as Japanese Encephalitis or Typhoid must be verified and recommended through your provider before Immunizations Clinic can administer. For questions or concerns regarding missing immunizations or absence of vaccine history, titers can be ordered for MMR, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Varicella which will test an individual’s current immunity and determine if revaccination is necessary.
Pediatric Family Members who are enrolled at Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor:
Immunizations offers a range of vaccines for the pediatric population as well. Please see the following list of scheduled vaccinations.
^ Rotateq may be needed at 4 or 6 months to complete the rotavirus series.
* 2 doses of the flu vaccine given within the same flu season (4 weeks apart) before 9 years of age only, then yearly.
** Flu may be offered as an additional vaccine depending on vaccine history.
- 2 months: DTaP-Hep B-IPV-HIB, PCV-13, Rotavirus
- 4 months: DTaP-Hep B-IPV-HIB, PCV-13, Rotavirus
- 6 months*: DTaP-Hep B-IPV-HIB, PCV-13, Rotavirus ^
- 12 months*: MMR, Varicella, PCV-13, HIB Hep A
- 15, 18 months**: DTaP, Hep A (18 Months Only)
- 4 years of age**: DTaP-IPV, MMR & Varicella
- 11 years of age**: TDaP, Menveo, HPV (optional but highly recommended)
- 16-18 Years of age**: Menveo booster (required for college)
If your child needs a catch-up immunizations schedule, the Immunizations Department reserves the right to review the record for 2-3 business days for completion.
Documentation is an important part of your visit to ensure that you receive the correct immunizations at the correct time. The Immunizations Department reserves the right to transcribe and review the record for 2-3 business days for completion.
Influenza Vaccine Update:
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness, which can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu spreads through coughing, sneezing, and personal contact
TRICARE covers the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine:
- Is an inactivated vaccine that contains a killed virus
- Causes antibodies to develop in the body to provide protection against infection
- Is recommended for all age groups 6 months to 64 years
- Has a high dose version available for those aged 65 years and older
The 2023-2024 seasonal influenza vaccine is available to all dependents enrolled in the clinic, all military service members and to all civilian staff on base who need to receive an annual influenza vaccine for work.
Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) is concerned about your health, and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated annually against influenza. It’s essential that military service members, military family members and other beneficiaries are well-protected from influenza.
Please see the guidance below for getting the flu vaccine here on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
If you still need the flu vaccine, we offer the flu vaccine on a walk-in basis. You may also use the TRICARE Vaccine Program for $0 co-pay at participating network pharmacies. Several local pharmacies are offering 2023-2024 flu vaccinations.
IMPORTANT - When you get a flu vaccine from anywhere besides NHCOH, follow guidance below for recording the vaccine in your shot record. Bring your paperwork to NHCOH so it can be entered into MHS GENESIS. You'll need the following information on your paperwork for it to be accepted.
- Your full name and date of birth
- The date the vaccine was given
- The vaccine name or code
- The vaccine's manufacturer
- Lot number
If you’re unable to get the flu vaccine at our clinic, you can visit any participating network pharmacy or TRICARE-authorized (civilian) provider. Visit www.tricare.mil/flu to learn more.
TRICARE Network Pharmacies in Oak Harbor/Anacortes that have been verified this season are:
- Island Drug, Oak Harbor 360-675-6688
- Rite Aid, Oak Harbor 360-679-3522
- Safeway, Oak Harbor 360-240-1063
- Saar’s Market, Oak Harbor 360-675-4511
- Walgreens, Oak Harbor 360-675-3497
- Walgreens, Anacortes 360-299-2816
NHCOH is now offering the 2023-2024 seasonal COVID-19 vaccinations for our pediatric and adult populations. We provide these vaccinations Monday through Friday during normal working hours. We currently have the following COVID-19 Moderna vaccines:
- Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 2023-2024 formula (EUA): 6 months to 11 years.
Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine 2023-2024 formula: 12 years and older.
*Note: Remember to bring your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card.
What do I need to bring?
Documentation is an important part of your visit to ensure that you receive the correct immunizations at the correct time. Any valid form of immunization history is accepted. If you have a vaccination record or booklet, please bring it with you and we will be more than happy to update it for you.
When will I need my next shots?
After receiving service at our clinic, you will always be told when to return if additional vaccines are needed. Active Duty have a schedule to follow that may change during their service. Command sponsored dependents and school-aged children have requirements that can be provided to you from our clinic.
When will my Purified Protein Derivative (PPD)/ Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) be read?
All TST's are read within 48-72 hours after placement per BUMEDINST 6224.8C. Results must be read in person by Immunizations staff for documentation verification and completion.
TST’s will not be place on Thursdays, or any days where they cannot be read within 48-72 hours (i.e., holidays). Please note that 48 hours is the minimum time that must elapse before we can read your result.
How do I get a new vaccination booklet or record?
The CDC-731 (yellow booklet) and the Washington state DOH lifetime immunization record (Green Booklet) are available to all who request it. Please bring any medical records that you have and any other verifying information to prove vaccination history. All immunizations must have dates, vaccine component/product, location, and provider to be valid. In some cases, other research can be done to verify immunization history. We ask you to allow 7 business days to process this request.
Can I have a friend bring in my child?
In the event you do not have the ability to provide care for your child due to absence, you can obtain an "In Loco Parentis" or "Power of Attorney" in the name of the child for a guardian. This documentation must be presented at time of service and should be put into the medical record as well. Otherwise, the child must be accompanied by their legal guardian only (Siblings 18 years and older are unfortunately not able to substitute).
Who can be in the room during vaccinations?
To ensure safety for everyone, we ask that you bring only one parent with one child in the exam room at a time. Other accommodations will be made when there is only one parent with multiple siblings.
How do I get my immunization records faxed?
Please call Medical Records/Outpatient Records at (360) 257-9526. Fax number is (360) 257-9532.
For questions please call (360) 257-9591.