- Last Updated on 29 December 2011
Maintaining readiness is a vital component to ensuring that the Public Health Service has officers that are physically capable of deploying to austere environments. Immediately upon their Call to Active Duty, new officers must begin the process of meeting the readiness standards. It should be understand that several of the required vaccinations require a series of shots and waiting to start may result in an officer not meeting readiness standards within their first year of duty.
Additionally, officers are checked each quarter to ensure they are maintaining the readiness standards. Click here for the Basic Readiness Checklist. Click here for additional information about meeting standards on the OFRD website.