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Oct. 7, 2021

USECAF receives insight into COVID-19 vaccinations at Reserve wing

Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones visited the 433rd Airlift Wing here to meet with Reserve Citizen Airmen leaders on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination efforts, Oct. 2, 2021.

Oct. 5, 2021

Medical readiness training through the pandemic

The 59th Medical Readiness Training Center continues to provide the highest level of training for medics across the Air Force Medical Service prior to deployment as well as ensuring skills remain current.

Sept. 23, 2021

Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.

July 21, 2021

Active duty service members needed for COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness study

A team of researchers is conducting an observational study involving active duty service members who have received COVID-19 vaccines. The Vaccine Effectiveness and Immune Response of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in Active Military Personnel study aims to help the Defense Department better understand how well COVID-19 vaccines protect service members.

May 5, 2021

Nurse and Tech Week: Battle-tested and ready

This time last year, as the world was trying to wrap its head around an unknown and unforgiving new enemy, Air Force nurses and medical technicians found themselves on the front lines of COVID-19. This week, the Air Force Medical Service recognizes the continued contribution, sacrifice and dedication of its nurses and technicians. These Airmen continue to raise the bar on what it means to serve as an Air Force medic.

Dec. 30, 2020

59th MDW logistics and immunizations working together for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine

The San Antonio Military Health System's first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived at about 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.As the vaccine arrived, the immunizations team was awaiting final guidance from the Defense Health Agency. Once the guidance, training, and

Dec. 15, 2020

San Antonio Military Health System receives first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipment

Airman 1st Class Kimber Bernau, 59th Medical Wing Family Emergency Clinic medical technician, administers the San Antonio Military Health System’s first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to Maj. Andrew Gausepohl, Dec. 14, 2020, at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Department of Defense is conducting a

Dec. 8, 2020

59 MDW offers telehealth through COVID-19

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the 59th Medical Wing has remained operational adapting to the current situation the world is facing. Many clinics have telehealth appointments available, ensuring patients can still receive the care they need while social distancing or in quarantine.Scheduling a telehealth appointment is similar to scheduling an

Dec. 2, 2020

Mental Health during COVID-19: 'You're not in this alone'

Since the beginning of this year many have experienced an intense amount of change. There is no question of the emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on people.As important as washing your hands, socially distancing, and wearing a mask is, your mental health is also important.San Antonio Military Health System mental health professionals

Oct. 2, 2020

SAMHS COVID-19 operations for Columbus Day

The San Antonio Military Health System will continue COVID testing over Columbus Day. The WHASC Drive-thru testing site will be the only site open on Columbus Day, 12 Oct 20, 0800 - 1200hrs.  The BAMC and Randolph COVID-19 Drive-thru sites will be closed on Columbus Day (12 Oct 20).  Normal hours of operation will resume thereafter.Normal hours of

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