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DAF COVID-19 Statistics - Dec. 21, 2021

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WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Below are current Coronavirus Disease 2019 statistics for Department of the Air Force personnel:
 
DAF TOTAL STATS*
  CASES HOSPITALIZED RECOVERED DEATHS
MIL 46,512 23 45,431 6
CIV 14,572 22 14,043 105
DEP 13,031 4 12,699 8
CTR 4,263 7 4,115 29
TOTAL 78,378 56 76,288 148

* These numbers include all of the cases that were reported since our last update on Dec. 14.
 
DAF TOTAL VACCINATED*
  ACTIVE DUTY GUARD RESERVE TOTAL FORCE
% Partially Vaccinated 0.3% 0.8% 0.7% 0.4%
% Fully Vaccinated 97.3% 91.5% 91.5% 95.3%
# Unvaccinated 6,920 6,108 4,305 17,333
   - # Not Started 1,168 1,187 958 3,313
   - # Refused 1,100 1,272 929 3,301
   - # Religious in Progress 4,652 3,649 2,418 10,719
 
DAF APPROVED EXEMPTIONS**
Medical 971 624 452 2,047
Administrative 144 1,530 533 2,207
Religious Accommodation 0 0 0 0

*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. 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. 
 
Personnel Numbers (approximates):
  • 326,000 Active Component (U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force) 
  • 107,000 Air National Guard
  • 68,000 Air Force Reserve
  • 501,000 Total Force (Active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve)