FORT HOOD, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center vaccine team will begin administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to beneficiaries 5 to 11 years old 22 Nov.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered by appointment only.
Parents can schedule a vaccine appointment online at www.tricareonline.com or by calling the appointment line at 254-288-8888.
The appointment line is available from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays.
Beneficiaries should bring a valid DOD ID card to their scheduled appointment.
The vaccines will be given at the CRDAMC, building 36065, Wratten Dr., and in Hematology Clinic 1 on the 2nd Floor.
The vaccine site is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The site is closed on weekends and Federal holidays.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 emergency authorization to use in children ages 5 to15 years old and full approval to use in individuals ages 16 or older.
After two 10mg doses, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approximately 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in children age 5 to 11 and caused no unexpected safety issues.
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