COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
COVID-19 vaccine candidates are being offered through an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine is being administered in phases to DoD uniformed service members, both the active and Selected Reserve components, including members of the National Guard; dependents; retirees; civilian employees, and selected DoD contract personnel as authorized in accordance with DoD regulation.
The vaccine is being offered on a voluntary basis, but priority populations are highly encouraged to get it. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine protects yourself, your family, your community and our nation.
To learn more about the phased plan and DoD priorities, visit: www.health.mil/COVIDVaccine
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine
Brooke Army Medical Center currently has the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine available and we’re actively administering the vaccine to the following individuals:
- All Tricare beneficiaries ages 16 and up
- Phase 1a, 1b and 1c military and civilian personnel (DoD healthcare, national security and frontline essential personnel)
- All personnel who work on Fort Sam Houston (non-TRICARE beneficiaries should still book appointments through their organization)
Brooke Army Medical Center offers same-day appointments as well as Weekly Walk-in Wednesdays for COVID vaccines for all Tricare beneficiaries ages 16 and up. Walk-in hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the COVID-19 vaccination site.
Due to COVID safety precautions, only patients receiving a vaccine may enter the clinic, with the exception of patients under age 18, who must be accompanied by their legal guardian.
To get the vaccine:
Beneficiaries can book an appointment, to include same-day appointments, by visiting TRICARE Online, https://www.tricareonline.com, or by calling CAMO during duty hours at 210-916-9900.
As a reminder, BAMC’s COVID-19 vaccination site is located in the Training Support Center on main post Fort Sam Houston, building 4110, 2536 Garden Avenue. Due to COVID safety precautions, only patients receiving a vaccine may enter the clinic, with the exception of patients under age 18, who must be accompanied by their legal guardian.
What Happens Next?
Once you receive the vaccine, if you experience any side-effects or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the MHS Nurse Advice Line.