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Health Services

COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness.

FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to all U.S. citizens and residents. Visit the CDC website for more information.

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Fort Carson and Evans Army Community Hospital is currently providing COVID-19 vaccines appointments to TRICARE beneficiaries 65 and older. To book an appointment, please call the Colorado Military Health System Access to Care Line at 719-526-2273. Vaccines are by appointment only at the William “Bill” Reed Special Events Center, walk-ins are not permitted. Enrollment at Evans Army Community Hospital is not necessary for TRICARE beneficiaries to receive the vaccine.

Once we move to the plan's next population group, high-risk beneficiaries age 18-64, we will update the community on social media and online. Please remember vaccine availability is based on supply chain and the DOD Population Schema. We will continue to provide vaccine availability updates as they occur.

If you have feel you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call the COVID-19 Patient Advice Line at 719-524-2684 or visit the Centralized Screening and Testing Center Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The CSTC is located on the east entrance of Evans Army Community Hospital by the Soldier Family Care Center (SFCC). After hours, please visit the Emergency Department if you feel you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Concerns about the vaccine?

Speak with a Vaccine Expert. You may contact the DHA-Immunization Healthcare Support Center at 877-GET-VACC (877-438-8222) option 1, or Defense Switched Network (DSN) 761-4245, option 1, if you have questions about the vaccines or about an adverse event following vaccination.

Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Visit the CDC Website for up to date COVID-19 information.

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