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COVID-19 Immunizations Move to 42nd MDG Medical Treatment Facility

U.S. Air Force Airman Jorge Rosado, 42nd Medical Group Biomedical Equipment Apprentice, loads medical supplies onto a flatbed at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current CVOID-19 vaccination site is moving from Maxwell’s Honor Guard hanger to the Immunizations Clinic.

U.S. Air Force Airman Jorge Rosado, 42nd Medical Group Biomedical Equipment Apprentice, loads medical supplies onto a flatbed at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current CVOID-19 vaccination site is moving from Maxwell’s Honor Guard hanger to the Immunizations Clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Clingerman)

U.S. Air Force Airman Jorge Rosado, 42nd Medical Group Biomedical Equipment Apprentice, removes a line boundary at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current COVID-19 vaccination site is moving from Maxwell’s Honor Guard hanger to the Immunizations Clinic.

U.S. Air Force Airman Jorge Rosado, 42nd Medical Group Biomedical Equipment Apprentice, removes a line boundary at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current COVID-19 vaccination site is moving from Maxwell’s Honor Guard hanger to the Immunizations Clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Clingerman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Amber Hansen, 42nd Medical Group Medical Materialist, collects medical supplies for relocation at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current COVID-19 vaccination site is moving from Maxwell’s Honor Guard hanger to the Immunizations Clinic.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Amber Hansen, 42nd Medical Group Medical Materialist, collects medical supplies for relocation at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current COVID-19 vaccination site is moving from Maxwell’s Honor Guard hanger to the Immunizations Clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Clingerman)

U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 42nd Medical Group load seating and supplies onto a flatbed at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current CVOID-19 vaccination site is moving from Maxwell’s Honor Guard hanger to the Immunizations Clinic.

U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 42nd Medical Group load seating and supplies onto a flatbed at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current CVOID-19 vaccination site is moving from Maxwell’s Honor Guard hanger to the Immunizations Clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Clingerman)

U.S. Air Force Captain Steven Goulart, 42nd Medical Group Logistics Flight Commander, transports supplies from the COVID Vaccination Site at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current COVID-19 vaccination site is relocating from Maxwell's Honor Guard Hanger to the Immunizations Clinic.

U.S. Air Force Captain Steven Goulart, 42nd Medical Group Logistics Flight Commander, transports supplies from the COVID Vaccination Site at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, May 7, 2021. The current COVID-19 vaccination site is relocating from Maxwell's Honor Guard Hanger to the Immunizations Clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Clingerman)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

The COVID-19 vaccine point of dispensing was taken down May 7, 2021, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, as operations were relocated from the Honor Guard Hangar to the 42nd Medical Group’s medical treatment facility.

Starting May 10, COVID-19 immunizations will be available by appointment only, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, at the 42nd MDG immunizations clinic. 

The 42nd MDG has administered more than 10,000 COVID-19 vaccines since the point of dispensing opened in January. 

“This is a testament to the huge effort from our medics who carried on with Operation Warp Speed while also managing COVID testing and routine clinical ops,” said Lt. Col. Melissa Runge, 42nd Health Care Operations Squadron commander. “The success of this program wouldn’t have been possible without the help we received from across the wing, Air University and the installation providing volunteers. We greatly appreciate the partnership and teamwork.”

Consolidating operations to the 42nd MDG medical treatment facility will free up manpower and resources, allowing clinics to increase their capacity for appointments as they work to regain pre-pandemic availability. 

COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be booked by calling the appointment line at (334) 953-3368 or scheduled online through the TRICARE Online Patient Portal at https://www.tricareonline.com/tol2/prelogin/desktopIndex.xhtml