COVID-19 vaccine candidates are being offered through an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine is being administered in phases to DoD uniformed service members, both the active and Selected Reserve components, including members of the National Guard; dependents; retirees; civilian employees, and selected DoD contract personnel as authorized in accordance with DoD regulation.
The vaccine is being offered on a voluntary basis, but priority populations are highly encouraged to get it. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine protects yourself, your family, your community and our nation.
To learn more about the phased plan and DoD priorities, visit: www.health.mil/COVIDVaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
We’ve aggressively made it through most of Phase 1 for the first dose of the vaccine, and have exhausted our current supply. Additional shipments are expected.
As we graduate on to the next phase, we will contact you to set up an appointment for you to receive the vaccine within your appropriate phase. Please understand, we will continue to push out the vaccine as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
We are currently working on reaching out to all RWBAHC patients ages 65 and 75 and older. We will respond to you, if you have already reached out to us, as soon as possible. Please be patient as we continue to compile the list for the next phases for the COVID Vaccine. You will not be forgotten or left out.
UPDATE: If you are over 65 and a resident of Cochise County and are seen for primary care outside of RWBAHC, you can register with the county for the COVID-19 vaccine on the county's website.
If you are a patient, here, at RWBAHC, you should have received a TOL Secure Message last month asking if you wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on post. If you are over 65 and neither a Cochise County resident nor a regular patient here at RWBAHC, but you are currently residing in the area, please send a message with your name and contact phone number through the RWBAHC Facebook instant message, or send an email with the same information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our nursing team will then contact you at the number you provide to verify your desire to receive the vaccine.
Please note, once we graduate to your phase, we will contact each of you, based on the information we have in our system, to schedule an appointment time for receiving the vaccine. For the latest updates, please check our Facebook page.
Appointments can be made on the COVID Vaccine Appointment App or by calling 520-227-7424.
Please remember to not call the COVID Screening hotline for information. It is to be called if you need to be screened or tested for COVID. Thank you for your patience.
For information about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the CDC website.
Influenza Vaccine Update
Flu season is upon us. We are concerned about your health and encourage everyone to get vaccinated annually against influenza.
It’s critical that everyone who is able receives a flu vaccine. It’s essential that active duty service members, active duty family members and other beneficiaries are well-protected from influenza.
For all TRICARE beneficiaries, please see the guidance below for getting the flu vaccine here at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center (RWBAHC).
Other Options for Getting the Flu Vaccine
If you’re unable to get the flu vaccine here, you can visit any participating network pharmacy or TRICARE-authorized (civilian) provider. Visit www.tricare.mil/flu
to learn more.