OCHCO Bulletin – Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions – Version 3

Dec 3, 2021 | Optometry HQ Announcements

VA Central Office                                                                                                    December 3, 2021

Washington, DC


SUBJECT: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions – Version 3

This updated OCHCO Bulletin notifies Human Resources (HR) offices about updated information in the frequently asked questions (FAQ) developed to support the VA Handbook 5019 Policy Notice, Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program for VA Employees and OCHCO Bulletin, Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Program for all VA Employees.

The intent of the FAQs is to assist HR offices in answering the most common questions employees may have regarding Executive Order 14043 and the mandate for all Federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, other than in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception.

This version includes updates to provide clarity on subjects including but not limited to: employees on extended leave; employees who change supervisors, positions, or transfer to another VA location; and contraindication and other medical conditions as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FAQ updates can be found in the following topic areas:

  • General Information
  • Discipline
  • Exceptions


Employees should contact their HR office with questions. HR offices with questions regarding this bulletin may be referred to Worklife and Benefits Service at

Issued by: VA/OCHCO/Worklife and Benefits Service


COVID 19 Vaccine FAQs – Version 3

OCHCO Bulletin – Mandatory COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions – Version 3