By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information
/ Published June 14, 2022
|DAF TOTAL STATS|
* These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on June 7.
** MIL includes Active and Reserve components.
|DAF TOTAL VACCINATED|
|ACTIVE DUTY||GUARD||RESERVE||TOTAL FORCE|
|% Partially Vaccinated||0.1%||0.2%||0.2%||0.1%|
|% Fully Vaccinated||98.6%||93.9%||95%||97.1%|
|DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS|
|RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS|
As of June 13, the Department of the Air Force has administratively separated 583 service members.
*Civilian statistics are unaccounted for.
**These numbers are subject to change.
Unvaccinated: All those who have verbally refused, have not started the vaccination process or are erroneously coded. Does not include those who have approved exemptions.
Medical: Medical exemptions are determined individually by the member’s medical provider.
Administrative: Administrative exemptions are determined individually. For example, if a member obtained a commander-approved submission for separation or retirement by Nov. 1, they are administratively exempt.
Religious Accommodation: Religious accommodations are a subset of administrative exemptions and are determined by the MAJCOM/FLDCOM commanders. The DAF has 30 business days (active component in CONUS) to process requests. Members who receive a denial of the accommodation request have five calendar days from the denial to 1) begin a COVID-19 vaccination regimen, 2) submit an appeal to the final appeal authority or 3) request to separate or retire. Appeals are determined by the DAF’s Surgeon General with inputs from the chaplain and staff judge advocate. Individuals do not have to get immunized as long as their request is in the process of being decided.
Members who continue refusing to obey a lawful order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after their accommodation request has been denied or retirement/separation has not been approved will be subject to initiation of administrative discharge proceedings.
Personnel Numbers (approximates):
- 326,000 Active Component (U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force)
- 105,000 Air National Guard
- 66,000 Air Force Reserve
- 497,000 Total Force (Active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve)