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Sept. 15, 2021

After the ventilator, COVID survivor advocates for vaccine

A nearly fatal bout with COVID-19 drove the Harris family to do something they had been on the fence about before. They got the vaccine.With a wife and three sons, Tim Harris was not willing to take another gamble with his life.“I’ve been in rocket attacks in Afghanistan, motorcycle and car accidents, and gun shots at the club, but I never had that

July 21, 2021

Active duty service members needed for COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness study

A team of researchers is conducting an observational study involving active duty service members who have received COVID-19 vaccines. The Vaccine Effectiveness and Immune Response of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in Active Military Personnel study aims to help the Defense Department better understand how well COVID-19 vaccines protect service members.“The

May 27, 2021

All Tricare beneficiaries ages 12 and up

Brooke Army Medical Center offers same-day appointments as well as weekly walk-in days for all Tricare beneficiaries ages 12 and up. Walk-in hours are Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the COVID-19 vaccination site on main post Fort Sam Houston.COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

May 26, 2021

Based on data, experts encourage vaccines for teens

Air Force Col. Heather Yun enrolled her teenagers in COVID vaccine trials in back in the winter.An infectious disease physician, Yun spoke with her children at length about the vaccine studies, and they were eager to do their part in the battle against the pandemic. More nervous about the blood draw than the shot, her children “overcame their fears

Dec. 17, 2020

Army ICU nurse receives first COVID-19 vaccine at BAMC

The first Brooke Army Medical Center staff member to receive a COVID-19 vaccine said she was “excited and relieved” to receive the shot. Army Capt. Rebecca Parrish, an Army nurse who has been serving on the frontlines of healthcare since the pandemic began, was among a small group of frontline medical professionals who received the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines at BAMC today.

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