JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas –
Walk-in Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines are Available!
BAMC is administering the flu vaccine for ages 7 and up and the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine for ages 12 and up to beneficiaries on a walk-in basis on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the first floor near the ED entrance. Please note that this flu/COVID vaccine fair will be closed Oct. 31 and Nov. 11. As a reminder, the flu and COVID-19 shots can be administered at the same time. Please bring your COVID vaccination card to help expedite the process.
Other Flu/COVID Vaccine Opportunities
- The flu vaccine will be offered on a walk-in basis at the Children's Health Fair on Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon and at the Retiree Appreciation Day event on Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon, both in the BAMC Medical Mall.
- All primary series COVID vaccines and the bivalent booster for ages 12 and up will be available at the Children's Health Fair by appointment; call 210-916-9900.
- The bivalent COVID vaccine for ages 12 and up will be available on a walk-in basis at the Retiree Appreciation Day.
Additional Flu Vaccine Options
- Patients 6 months and older can obtain their flu shot during scheduled wellness appointments at the General Pediatric Clinic, the Adolescent Clinic, or at one of the Family Medicine Clinics.
- The BAMC General Pediatric clinic provides walk-in flu vaccinations for patients 6 months and older.
- The Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic provides walk-in flu vaccinations for their empaneled patients ages 12 and older.
- Family Medicine has flu vaccine appointments, which can be booked by calling 210-916-9900.
Don't Wait – Vaccinate!
Experts are predicting an early and prevalent flu season this year. While it's recommended to get vaccinated by the end of October, vaccination after this time can still provide protection during the peak of flu season. All flu vaccines in the United States for the 2022-2023 season protect against four different circulating flu viruses.
The COVID-19 vaccines protect against the original form of the infectious respiratory disease as well as against the dominant omicron variant and its subvariants, which continue to mutate to become more easily transmissible.
For more information on flu and COVID-19 shots, visit https://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2022/10/14/Time-to-Get-Your-Flu-Shot-and-Your-COVID-19-Booster-Too.