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Influenza Vaccinations Information

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Influenza is unpredictable. While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one season to another.

William Beaumont Army Medical Center begins it's influenza campaign when vaccines are available. This happens usually during the month of October, when new vaccines are obtained for all TRICARE beneficiaries, WBAMC staff and employees. The influenza campaign is over when 100% of hospital staff are vaccinated, 100% of Fort Bliss active duty service members are vaccinated, and all family members and remaining TRICARE beneficiaries receive the vaccine upon request and availability.

2019-2020 Flu Campaign Information:

Beginning on October 15, 2019, TRICARE beneficiaries can begin receiving the influenza vaccine at their primary care clinic either by walk-in or appointment.

Active duty service members will have unit flu vaccine drives where commanders can ensure the health and readiness of their troops. If you are active-duty, please see your chain of command for this information.

Retirees and Veterans can receive the flu vaccine through the El Paso Veterans clinic, their primary care clinic, or through an approved TRICARE network pharmacy.

All TRICARE beneficiaries can participate with a TRICARE approved network pharmacy. Please be sure to obtain the following information for your primary care provider, in order to update your records:

  • Date the vaccine was given
  • Vaccine name or code
  • Manufacturer name or number
  • Lot number

All TRICARE beneficiaries can attend one of the many open-to-the-public events to be held at Fort Bliss Freedom's Crossing. Please be sure to bring your military ID.

School-age flu drives will be done at the following elementary schools: Milam, Logan, Bliss and Powell Elementary Schools. These drives are meant for children attending these schools who are covered under TRICARE, and their family members. Parents should ensure they attend with their military ID cards.

Active Duty Service Members:

Active duty and Guard/Reserve members are required to get the flu vaccine.
ADSM’s will have unit flu vaccine drives where commanders can ensure the health and readiness of their troops.  If you are active-duty, please see your chain of command for this information. 
When you get a flu vaccine from a network-approved pharmacy, follow your Service policy guidance for recording the vaccine in your shot record. You'll need the following information:
  • The date the vaccine was given
  • The vaccine name or code
  • Manufacturer
  • Lot number

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.

Active Duty Family Members:

Family members of ADSMs can contact their assigned clinic or primary care clinic by calling the appointment line (915-742-2273) to set up a flu vaccination appointment.  Please follow the COVID-19 guidelines given by your clinic when arriving for your appointment.  Due to COVID-19, walk-ins are not allowed at this time.
There are also community flu drives planned throughout the campaign timeframe, and the information for these events will be posted here on this site and our social media platforms.

Other Beneficiaries:

Retirees and Veterans can receive the flu vaccine through the El Paso Veterans clinic, their primary care clinic, or through an approved TRICARE network pharmacy. 

Contact Us

Phone

(915) 742-3989
Appointment line: 915-742-2273
TRICARE Nurse Advice Line: 1-800-874-2273

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.