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NEWS | April 16, 2021

59th MDW: COVID-19 vaccines available for everyone 16 and older

By Staff Sgt. Amanda Stanford 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs

Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center has opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all beneficiaries aged 16 and older.

The Department of Defense is pushing for all military treatment facilities to open vaccinations to beneficiaries over the age of 16 by April 19, 2021.

While the vaccine continues to become more widely available and the high-risk population needs to decrease, the 59th Medical Wing leadership has opened appointments to a broader population.

“All patients who want to get vaccinated will be able to,” said Lt. Col. Kevin White, 59th MDW COVID-19 vaccine coordinator. “We would like to vaccinate all beneficiaries within the Department of Defense at a military treatment facility, but the vaccine is also free to receive at one of the many civilian entities who have the vaccine available.”

Patients who receive the vaccine outside of an MTF should bring their vaccination card to their primary care or immunizations clinic to update their medical records or through TRICARE Online.

To schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, call the consult and appointment management office at 210-916-9900, option 8. For second dose scheduling questions, call 210-292-9986.