FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) — Fort Bragg has begun vaccinating high-risk military beneficiaries over the age of 16.
Fort Bragg medical officials are continuing to vaccinate individuals 65 and older, as well as immediate response forces, contingency forces, soldiers deploying within 90 days and essential workers.
All qualified beneficiaries will receive an appointment via automated phone call, officials say. The call will provide that person with a day, time slot, and location (either Womack Hospital or Sports USA) for vaccination.
The following conditions place a beneficiary within the category of high-risk:
o Chronic kidney disease
o COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
o Down Syndrome
o Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or
o Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ
o Obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
o Sickle Cell Disease
o Type 2 Diabetes
o Anyone over the age of 65
If you are unable to attend your appointed time slot, officials say you may receive vaccination any time on the day of your appointed time slot.
Fort Bragg has established a COVID-19 vaccine information line, which can be reached at 910-907-1000.