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IRs must obtain flu vaccine by Dec. 31

HQ RIO Notice to Individual Reserve Airmen

HQ RIO Notice to Individual Reserve Airmen


Individual Reservist must receive their flu vaccination, either from their servicing military treatment facility or a civilian provider, by Dec. 31. 

Failure to ensure the Aerospace Medicine Information Management System (ASIMS) is updated by Jan. 1, 2018, will result in your Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) turning red.

In accordance with AFI 36-2254, Vol. 1, Reserve Personnel Participation, if your IMR status turns red, your Detachment commander may disapprove any further participation, or subsequent orders may direct you to obtain the vaccine while in status. After Jan. 1, it is also common for the AFRC/CV to direct members be placed in a “no pay, no points” status until they receive their vaccine.

Vaccinations from Military Treatment Facilities: 

Members must be in duty status to utilize a Military Treatment Facility (MTF). Only the inactivated (no live virus) vaccine, administered intramuscularly (into the deltoid muscle) in those up to age 65, will be provided by MTFs.  

Vaccinations from Civilian providers:

The FluMist form is no longer approved for DoD personnel; any other form of the Flu vaccine is acceptable. Submit civilian proof of vaccination to your servicing MTF. 

If you encounter any issues, please contact your servicing HQ RIO Detachment for support.