MARION – Those attending an honor flight in 2021 will be required to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
The Honor Flight Network, the national organization which governs all Honor Flight hubs, said the two-dose vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer, or the single dose vaccine from Johnson and Johnson are sufficient.
For those who receive a two-dose vaccine, the second dose must be received at least 14 days prior to the flight. For those who receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, the dose must be administered at least 28 days prior to flying.
The vaccine requirement applies to all veterans, guardians, and staff who participate in the flight. No exceptions will be made.
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois continues to plan the 7th flight for the fall of 2021.