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News | April 27, 2021

BAMC offers same-day COVID vaccine appointments

By Lori Newman, BAMC Public Affairs

Brooke Army Medical Center is offering same-day COVID vaccine appointments for all Tricare beneficiaries ages 16 and up.
 
Beneficiaries can book their appointment 24/7 on TRICARE Online, https://www.tricareonline.com, or call the Consult Appointment Management Office (CAMO) between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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. Everyone is encouraged to arrive at their appointed time to ensure an efficient process.

BAMC also continues to administer the COVID vaccine to Phase 1a, 1b and 1c military and civilian personnel (DoD healthcare, national security and frontline essential personnel). Personnel who work on Fort Sam Houston and are not TRICARE beneficiaries should book appointments through their organization.

About the Vaccine
The San Antonio Military Health System is administering the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine under special authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine, which is administered in two doses 21 days apart, is expected to have a 95 percent efficacy rate following receipt of the second dose, according to the CDC website. For detailed information on the Pfizer vaccine, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/pfizer/index.html.

For more information on the DoD’s vaccine program, visit https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Combat-Support/Public-Health/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccine-Efforts. For information on the SAMHS vaccine program, visit https://www.jbsa.mil, or follow BAMC or WHASC on social media.
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