COVID-19 Moderna & Janssen (J & J) Vaccine*
COVID-19 vaccine is being offered through Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration
. The vaccine is offered on a voluntary basis. Everyone at NSGB who is 18 years and older may receive COVID-19 vaccine. NSGB currently offers Moderna administered in two doses, approximately 28 days apart or Janssen (also known as Johnson and Johnson) which is a single dose vaccine.
*USNH GB supply of Janssen (J & J) is currently depleted.
COVID-19 Vaccine By Appointment
To make an appointment at the Primary Care Clinic (PCC) to receive First or Second dose Moderna follow this link to use the DHA Appointing Portal (DAP, Guantanamo Bay). Moderna vaccine is administered on TUESDAYS ONLY. If you want to receive Moderna, make an appointment for Tuesday.
When Janssen/J & J is available, you may make appointment at this link: DHA Appointing Portal (DAP, Guantanamo Bay). When available, Janssen vaccine is administered on THURSDAYS. As needed, Fridays may be added for Janssen appointments. When available, if you want to receive Janssen, make an appointment for Thursday or Friday.
On your appointment day report 5-10 minutes early to the PCC on first floor (from Quarterdeck, proceed straight down main hall, make left at double elevators.) Plan to spend about one hour for your appointment for vaccination and 15 minute observation following vaccination.
As of May 24, Pfizer is not currently available at Guantanamo Bay. Although it is listed on the DAP, it is not currently an option at Guantanamo Bay.
DHA Appointing Portal (DAP)
DAP is a simple online tool to help you schedule the time and date for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at your closest military hospital or clinic. It is accessible from outside the Department of Defense network on any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
There are other portals like Tricare or MHS Genesis used to schedule other appointments. The difference with DAP is that you don’t need an account or a Common Access Card to book an appointment. DAP is also only for booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments and is not connected to your medical record.
Tips for making a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment at USNH Guantanamo Bay
Here are a few tips that may help when using the DAP tool (Guantanamo Bay) to make an appointment at the Primary Care Clinic (PCC) at USNH Guantanamo Bay for either the Moderna or Janssen Vaccines.
1) Moderna is administered on TUESDAYS. When you reach the calendar portion of the DAP, days that have available appointments will be highlighted blue. CLICK ON THE NUMBER on the calendar. For example, to receive Moderna you would find any blue colored TUESDAY and click on that day's calendar NUMBER to proceed to next step for making an appointment on that day.
2) When available, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine is administered on THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS. Follow the same steps as above, except look for any blue colored THURSDAY or FRIDAY to schedule an appointment. Click on the NUMBER portion of the calendar to proceed to the next step for scheduling an appointment to receive Janssen on a Thursday.
3) You may use your PHONE NUMBER INSTEAD of a DOD Identification Number.
4) In the portion that asks for your phone number, be sure to use hyphens as shown, or the tool will not let you proceed.
5) If you are unable to book an appointment with the DAP or if you are having problems, you may call the PCC at 7-2944 or 7-2945 for assistance.
6) Use links on this page for easy access to Guantanamo Bay DAP.
7) If there are no open appointments (blue calendar days), you may call the PCC to ask when the next slots will open. Appointment windows are open in increments of 10, the number of doses in a vile. If you are unable to make an appointment, have questions or need assistance with appointments call the PCC at 7-2944 or 7-2945.
8) If you have other questions COVID-19 related questions see the FAQ below or call the COVID-19 Hotline at 7-2670.
Once you receive the vaccine, if you experience any side-effects or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at 7-2670 or contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 Vaccine and other COVID-19 related concerns may be found here, on our COVID-19 section under Patient Resources.