Federal Employees News Digest
Milestone in Tricare vaccination program
- By FEND Staff
- December 03, 2012
Tricare said its retail pharmacy vaccination program administered its one-millionth vaccine on Oct. 28. Tricare expanded its pharmacy coverage in 2011 to include the retail program.
Prior to expanding coverage, administration of vaccines to Tricare beneficiaries was limited primarily to physicians’ offices and military treatment facilities.
“The response has been phenomenal and we are excited to hit this milestone in such a short period of time,” said Rear Adm. Thomas McGinnis, director of the Tricare Management Activity Pharmaceutical Operations Directorate. “Vaccines are available at participating Tricare network pharmacies at no cost. And with more network pharmacies than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined, there is really no excuse not to get vaccinated.”
Participating pharmacies and covered immunizations are listed at www.tricare.mil/vaccines.