FORT CAVAZOS, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Army Public Health Nursing team will offer the flu shot to all TRICARE eligible beneficiaries 6 months and older in the hospital atrium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 2.
The hospital is located at 590 Medical Center Road, Fort Cavazos, Texas 76544.
Beneficiaries should bring a valid Department of Defense ID card.
The seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended every year for everyone 6 months of age and older with rare exception. People at high risk for influenza complications include infants, young children, pregnant women, adults 65 and older, nursing home or long-term care facility residents, and those with underlying health conditions.
Eligible TRICARE beneficiaries may also obtain a ﬂu shot at a TRICARE-authorized pharmacy or in a network urgent care clinic. Beneﬁciaries are encouraged to check the policies and procedures of their preferred pharmacy prior to obtaining the vaccine. Some pharmacies require a prescription for children under 7 years old and may not provide ﬂu shots to children under 4 years old. In such cases, parents can obtain a prescription from their primary care manager, visit a TRICARE network urgent care clinic, walk in to the CRDAMC pediatric clinic or attend any community or pediatric ﬂu shot event.