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Local Teen chooses COVID-19 Vaccine for Health, Education

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – It was a great day for 17-year old Alan Saucer recently when he received his second dose of the COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH).

The high school student chose to get vaccinated after speaking with his parents and his primary care manager from Blanchfield’s Screaming Eagle Medical Home.

“I decided to take the vaccine because it’s a quality of life reassurance that I’ll have a reduced risk of getting COVID,” said Saucer, who has an underlying medical condition that may put him at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Staff Sgt. Michael Witham, from the Fort Campbell DENTAC, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to military family member Daniel Saucer at the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine site. After speaking with his parents and doctor, the 17-year old high school student chose to get vaccinated to reduce his chances of contracting the disease and possibly spreading it to others. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Staff Sgt. Michael Witham, from the Fort Campbell DENTAC, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to military family member Daniel Saucer at the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine site. After speaking with his parents and doctor, the 17-year old high school student chose to get vaccinated to reduce his chances of contracting the disease and possibly spreading it to others. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldiers learn lifesaving skills for Military Working Dogs

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) recently participated in K9 Tactical Combat Casualty Care to enhance their ability to provide point of injury care to military working dogs in a deployed environment.

“Our 68Ws (combat medical specialists) are on the front lines and so are our military working dogs, and often we are not. So when those military working dogs are hurt in the line of fire, the first person to see them and get hands on them are our medics. So it’s important for the [medics] to know when they have this injured military working dog, what they can do and how they can save this dog’s life.” said Capt. Michael Hoffman, an Army veterinarian assigned to the Fort Campbell Veterinary Center, one of six veterinary staff who conducted the training.

U.S. Army Veterinarian Capt. Neda Othman from the Fort Campbell Veterinary Center, shows Pfc. Matthew Murphy, assigned to BACH’s department of emergency medicine, one method to find a pulse on a military working dog. BACH Soldiers recently participated in K9 Tactical Combat Casualty Care training which teaches non-veterinary first responders how to perform point-of-injury care to military working dogs in order to preserve life, limb or eyesight when a veterinarian or animal care specialist is not available. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

U.S. Army Veterinarian Capt. Neda Othman from the Fort Campbell Veterinary Center, shows Pfc. Matthew Murphy, assigned to BACH’s department of emergency medicine, one method to find a pulse on a military working dog. BACH Soldiers recently participated in K9 Tactical Combat Casualty Care training which teaches non-veterinary first responders how to perform point-of-injury care to military working dogs in order to preserve life, limb or eyesight when a veterinarian or animal care specialist is not available. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to offer Saturday COVID-19 vaccination day to all TRICARE beneficiaries May 1st

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) is offering a Saturday COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccination day to all TRICARE beneficiaries ages 16 and older, May 1st, 2021.

Minors ages 16 and 17 need a parent or legal guardian to accompany them at the vaccination site to sign the required vaccination paperwork. No other visitors should accompany anyone receiving the vaccine unless a medical attendant is required; however, couples may schedule individual appointments during the same time block.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital joins Department of Defense in Sexual Assault Reporting Virtual Summit

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – More than 150 Sexual Assault Response Team members from across the U.S. Department of Defense met online April 7th–8th, 2021 for a virtual summit aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness of the processes victims may experience when reporting a sexual assault.

“A SART member provides high-quality services and support to military victims of sexual assault. That support is intended to strengthen resiliency and instill confidence and trust in the reporting process,” said Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, commander.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital now offers COVID-19 vaccine to all TRICARE eligible beneficiaries

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) is now offering COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccination to all TRICARE eligible beneficiaries age 16 and older.

Family members and retirees in Tier 2 COVID-19 vaccine category may access the appointment schedule through a link on the hospital’s webpage at https://blanchfield.tricare.mil to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

They will need to enter their DOD ID number, first and last name, and contact information, including an email address when they sign up online. The DOD ID number can be found on the military, dependent, and most retiree ID cards. Vaccine appointments for active-duty Soldiers are scheduled through their unit.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital releases new hours for COVID-19 triage, testing line

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Beginning April 5th, 2021, the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) COVID-19 telephone triage line hours will change.
The new COVID-19 telephone triage hours will be 7:45am to 3:45pm daily, aligning weekend and holiday hours with weekday hours.

“With COVID vaccine efforts in place and demand for COVID-testing decreasing, we are confident in changing our COVID appointment triage line hours,” said Lt. Col. Domenick Nardi, BACH’s chief of primary care. “This enables our medical support resources to realign and refocus their efforts to the primary care wellness mission.”

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital expands COVID-19 vaccine to all Enrolled Beneficiaries

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Beginning Thursday, April 1st, 2021 Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) will expand COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccination to Tier 2 TRICARE Prime beneficiaries age 16 and older who are enrolled in one of the hospital’s medical homes.

“We are excited to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine to our entire eligible prime beneficiary population. It’s been about three months since we administered our first vaccine and we’ve steadily increased vaccinations since then as more vaccines became available. I received the vaccine myself and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is age 16 or older and is medically cleared,” said Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, hospital commander.

BACH Soldier Spc. Ireland Case prepares to give a COVID-19 vaccine to Spc. Travis Evans from the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division – “Blue Spaders”  at the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic located in the Fort Campbell Passenger Processing Center, March 5. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

BACH Soldier Spc. Ireland Case prepares to give a COVID-19 vaccine to Spc. Travis Evans from the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division – “Blue Spaders” at the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic located in the Fort Campbell Passenger Processing Center, March 5. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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BACH Army dietitian Melissa Shaffer shares her role supporting the COVID-19 fight

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – She doesn’t swab nasal cavities to test for COVID-19 Coronavirus or administer COVID-19 vaccines to military healthcare beneficiaries, but one Army dietitian in the fight shared her experience contributing to the COVID-19 Coronavirus response mission.

Capt. Melissa Shaffer, a registered dietitian-nutritionist at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) oversees the nutritional needs and special diets of all patients admitted to the hospital.

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Melissa Shaffer is a registered dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Recently Shaffer had to create a specialized diet plan for a patient who was sedated and on a ventilator for a month battling COVID-19. (BACH)

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Melissa Shaffer is a registered dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Recently Shaffer had to create a specialized diet plan for a patient who was sedated and on a ventilator for a month battling COVID-19. (BACH)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital taking registrations for COVID-19 Vaccine

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) is now accepting registration for the COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine for prime beneficiaries in phase 1 a – c, which includes individuals age 16 and older with one or more high-risk health factors as determined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To register for the vaccine, go to the hospital’s website at https://blanchfield.tricare.mil/

Be sure to register now.

All COVID-19 vaccinations require an appointment and can be scheduled from the link posted on the hospital’s website.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital taking registrations for COVID-19 Vaccine

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New vaccine site allows online signup for Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Phase 1c beneficiaries

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) officials launched a new approach on February 19th for BACH primary care beneficiaries and other eligible individuals to sign up for COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccines. Now Fort Campbell eligible population can register online, allowing them to schedule their own appointment.

The hospital is currently signing up enrolled beneficiaries in phase 1c of the Department of Defense Population Schema.

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