As of 3 March 2022

MASK WEAR

Mask Wear Policy

All vaccinated and non-fully vaccinated personnel are not required to wear a mask on base, including indoors and outdoors except within 17th Medical Group buildings.

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 vaccination information.

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News Releases

HPCON

HEALTH PROTECTION CONDITION (HPCON) BRAVO


  • Social Distancing guidelines in place both indoors and outdoors (six feet)
  • Mandatory mask wear for all personnel on the installation of Goodfellow Air Force Base per Department of Defense guidance
  • Assess larger gatherings and wing events on a case by case basis

SERVICES/FACILITIES

For information on services and facilities please contact the facility or visit: https://www.goodfellow.af.mil/Home/Business-Hours/

For 17th FSS facilities info visit www.gogoodfellow.com

Medical

Clinic Hours
The 17th Medical Group is open to ALL Beneficiaries M-F 0730-1630.
17 MDG Appointment Line, M-F 0700-1600: (325) 654-3149
Secure Messaging: Message your provider/primary care team 24/7 via https://app.tolsecuremessaging.com

After Hours Care
Nurse Advice Line (NAL): If you require medical advice or need to speak with a medical professional, the NAL is available 24/7 at (800)-874-2273.
Urgent Care Center (UCC): If you require immediate evaluation; treatment for non-emergent reasons, please visit the closest in-network UCC. *Shannon/Shannon South are the only TRICARE-certified UCCs in San Angelo. **Active Duty personnel MUST receive a referral authorization from the NAL before going to UCC.

In an emergency situation (life, limb, eyesight or broken bone) please dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room attached to a hospital.

COVID PROTOCOLS. If you feels sick or may have been exposed to COVID-19, use one of the following options BEFORE going to the Goodfellow Clinic: the appointment line at (325) 654-3149 from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.; the TRICARE Nurse Advice Hotline, after duty hours, at (800)-874-2273, option 1; or use TRICARE Online (TOL) Secure Messaging.

PHarmacy

  • The Pharmacy Drop-off and Pick-up Windows are NOW open to ALL beneficiaries.
     
  • For your convenience, prescriptions can be picked up at the Pharmacy Counter
    1. To Drop-off / Activate a Prescription
      1. Check-in at the Drop-off window and register for automated messaging
      2. Please wait in your vehicle while we fill your prescription(s) or come back later if the wait is too long.
    2. When your prescription is READY, you will receive a text or call stating “Prescription ready to be picked up” notification message.
      1. Please return to the Pick-up window at your convenience once you have received this notification.

Note:  Face Masks are required when at the 17th Medical Group Pharmacy. Maintain 6 feet physical distancing.

Prescriptions Status: We strive to have your prescriptions ready within 24 hours from your submission.  The Pharmacy will keep a prescription ready for 10 calendar days.

COVID-19 VACCINE INFO

Help stop the pandemic by getting vaccinated

What we know. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.

Vaccines (click each for more info)

Pfizer-BioNTech

Moderna

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the COVID-19 virus. People are considered fully protected two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

You should keep using all the tools available to protect yourself and others until you are fully vaccinated. After you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Learn more about what you can do when you have been fully vaccinated.

What we do not know. Although COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting sick, scientists are still learning how well vaccines prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to others, even if you do not have symptoms.
 

Fully vaccinated. People who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should keep taking precautions in public places, like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe

Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. These vaccines cannot give you COVID-19. Learn more facts about COVID-19 vaccines.

CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe, to help us quickly find any safety issues with COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe is a smartphone-based, after-vaccination health checker for people who receive COVID-19 vaccines. Learn how the federal government is working to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

You may have side effects after vaccination, but these are normal. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination, such as chills or tiredness, may affect your ability to do daily activities, and they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting vaccinated.

Content derived from: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Common side effects

On the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Headache

Helpful tips

If you have pain or discomfort, talk to your doctor about taking an over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot:

  • Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
  • Use or exercise your arm.

To reduce discomfort from fever:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Dress lightly.

When to call the doctor

In most cases, discomfort from fever or pain is normal. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider:

  • If the redness or tenderness where you got the shot increases after 24 hours
  • If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days

If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and rare severe allergic reactions.

Scheduling your second shot?


If you need help scheduling your vaccine appointment for your second shot, contact the location that set up your appointment for assistance. For questions or if you are having trouble using vaccine management or scheduling systems, reach out to the organization that enrolled you in the system. This may be your state or local health department, employer, or vaccine provider.​

About your second shot


Both COVID-19 mRNA vaccines will need 2 shots to get the most protection. The timing between your first and second shot depends on which vaccine you received. You should get your second shot:

for the Pfizer-BioNTech 3 weeks (or 21 days) after your first shot,
for the Moderna 1 month (or 28 days) after your first shot.
You should get your second shot as close to the recommended 3-week or 1-month interval as possible. However, there is no maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine. You should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval. ​

Remember


Side effects may feel like flu and even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
With most COVID-19 vaccines, you will need 2 shots in order for them to work. Get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get a second shot.
It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot.
It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.​

Original article: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

Flu Shot

The Flu season is September through June.

We encourage you to get the flu vaccine to help reduce the overall impact of possible respiratory illnesses for you and others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call the immunizations clinic at (325) 654-1484 to verify whether we have the flu vaccine in stock. 

You may search for a TRICARE network on-line at: https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/FluVaccine.

Please call (325)-654-3149 or Secure Message your PCMH if you have any questions. Secure Messaging: https://app.tolsecuremessaging.com

Staying Informed

Follow Goodfellow Air Force Base (@17thTrainingWing) on Facebook for updates via social media.

You can also find current information on the website as well as the AF Connect app. Once you download the app, add “17th Training Wing” to your Favorites and click on the “COVID-19” section in the top left.

For information on changes to volunteer opportunities check the Volunteering page.

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 vaccination information.

Click here for our Vaccine Info page

COVID-19 Links


Face Covering Guidance

Health Protection Measures

COVID Resiliency