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April 27, 2021

BAMC offers same-day COVID vaccine appointments

Brooke Army Medical Center is offering same-day COVID vaccine appointments for all Tricare

March 19, 2021

BAMC Year in Review (COVID edition)

BAMC Year In review 2020. On The Front Lines Against COVID-19.

March 4, 2021

New Infusion Clinic offers treatment option for some COVID patients

Brooke Army Medical Center opened a new Infusion Clinic to help high risk COVID-positive patients whose symptoms are mild to moderate. The treatment involves IV infusion of investigational antibody medications that are not Food and Drug Administration approved, but are authorized under an FDA emergency use authorization.

March 2, 2021

BAMC expands COVID-19 vaccination operations

Brooke Army Medical Center relocated its vaccine operations to a new location on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort San Houston in February to safely accommodate a greater number of daily vaccinations. The Fort Sam Houston COVID Vaccine Site is located in Building 4110, 2536 Garden Ave. The new location is by appointment only, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

March 1, 2021

BAMC offers COVID-19 vaccine to beneficiaries 65 and older

Brooke Army Medical Center will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all TRICARE beneficiaries ages 65 and older next week by appointment only at its Fort Sam Houston vaccination site, with online booking open today. BAMC opened up appointments for beneficiaries ages 75 and older earlier this week, and with the increased capacity at its new main post facility, is now able to offer additional appointments to accommodate an expanded population.

Feb. 26, 2021

Mobile medics leverage virtual health to aid military trainees with COVID

Service members with COVID-19 may be in quarantine, but they are far from being alone. A new virtual health program is leveraging technology to provide round-the-clock care for military trainees who tested positive or who are deemed at risk due to exposure or symptoms. “This has been a tremendous collaborative effort between Brooke Army Medical Center, the Virtual Medical Center and the Army Medical Center of Excellence to provide medical support to Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors,” said Army Maj. Daniel Yourk, deputy director of operations, Virtual Medical Center.

Feb. 11, 2021

SAMHS Centralizes COVID Screening and Testing at BAMC

To preserve clinic access and maximize resources, the San Antonio Military Health System is centralizing COVID-19 screening and testing to a single location at Brooke Army Medical Center on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. Effective noon on Friday, February 12, the sites at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and Randolph Clinic will close after 11 months in operation, and BAMC will become the sole screening and testing location within SAMHS. BAMC’s site, located in the first floor of the parking garage, is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. As a reminder, the site will be closed Monday, February 15, for the Presidents Day holiday, but will resume normal operations on Tuesday, February 16. We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we continue to modify services based on current conditions. Please continue to do your part to slow the spread of this virus, remember the 3 Ws: wear a face covering, wash your hands or hand sanitize regularly and watch your physical distancing. That is the best way to preserve the health of our patients and staff.

Jan. 28, 2021

San Antonio Military Health System starts next phase of COVID vaccine rollout

The San Antonio Military Health System is starting the next phase of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout -- expanding the scope of who is eligible to get vaccinated against the virus. Phase 1b includes beneficiaries age 75 and older, personnel who perform critical national capabilities, personnel preparing to deploy to locations outside of the U.S., and frontline essential workers.

Jan. 11, 2021

BAMC to transfer new pediatric patients needing inpatient care to preserve COVID efforts

With the ongoing threat of the pandemic and to preserve resources and staffing, Brooke Army Medical Center will transfer new pediatric patients needing inpatient care to local children’s hospitals at this time. “We are taking this additional precautionary measure to ensure our healthcare professionals are poised to support an increased need for COVID-19 care for our service members and families,” said Air Force Col. Patrick Osborn, San Antonio Military Health System Surgeon-in-Chief and BAMC’s Deputy Commander for Surgical Services.

Jan. 4, 2021

BAMC provides COVID-19 vaccine program update

Brooke Army Medical Center administered its first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to frontline medical professionals Dec. 17 as part of the Department of Defense’s initial vaccine rollout. “I’m ready to eradicate this virus,” said Army Capt. Rebecca Parrish, a COVID-19 intensive care unit nurse, after she received BAMC’s first vaccine.

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