McConnell expands vaccination efforts Published March 23, 2021 By SSgt Nathan Eckert 22D Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. – McConnell expands COVID-19 vaccination efforts to a larger group starting Friday. Those eligible for the vaccine now include all military groups over the age of 18: DoD military members, dependents, retirees, civilian and contractors working on McConnell, and other TRICARE beneficiaries. Appointments can now be made for March 26 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the Appointy app or website. Future vaccination events will be held on the following dates: April 1, April 8, April 16, April 20, May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27. Appointments for the first dose can be made one week before each event, while second dose appointments can be made up to a month in advance. Those interested in the vaccine are highly encouraged to schedule their first and second dose appointments at the same time. This will eliminate the possibility of forgetting to schedule the second dose appointment after receiving the first. Each appointment will be held on base at the Robert J. Dole Community Center Ballroom. To schedule an appointment today, beneficiaries can go to booking.appointy.com/mcconnellafb or the Appointy app. For questions or further information, please contact the 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office at (316) 759-3141.