Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Public Affairs
FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas – Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) soldiers will get their turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when two new vaccination sites open Feb. 23. The Shoemaker Center and the New Equipment Fielding Facility will be the primary locations for active duty COVID -19 vaccinations.
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center medical teams began administering the vaccine to frontline workers Dec. 15 as a part of the Department of Defense’s initial rollout. Since then, CRDAMC has progressed through the two-phased plan.
The first phase began with frontline workers and first-responders. It was then expanded to include high-risk beneficiaries, mission-essential personnel, and other priority populations. The second phase opens up to healthy populations age 16 years and older.
Active Duty Soldiers are in phase two and now have an opportunity to receive the voluntary vaccination. Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) Soldiers will get more information about obtaining the vaccine through their units.
COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be available at the Abrams gym site for family members, retirees, and other eligible beneficiaries.
Abrams gym vaccination site located on 62nd Street and Support Avenue is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Beneficiaries can walk-in for a vaccine, or call 254-288-8888 or visit tricareonline.com to schedule an appointment time block.
All Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos) vaccine sites will be closed on weekends and Federal holidays.
For more information contact:
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Public Affairs Office
Mikaela Cade, Chief Public Affairs
Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos), TX 76544