08 October 2013
Fort Detrick Starts Flu Vaccines
By Heather McDowell Duong, USAMRMC PAO

USAG Commander Col. Steven Middlecamp received flu vaccine shot Oct. 7. Photo by: Sidney Hinds

Fort Detrick’s Barquist Army Health Clinic Staff (BAHC) kicked off the 2013-2014 Influenza Vaccine Immunization Program Oct. 7.  

Active duty military may receive their vaccines Oct. 7 - Oct. 10 at various locations through Fort Detrick (see full schedule below).  

TRICARE beneficiaries can get their vaccines Oct 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Odom Fitness Center.  

DoD civilians may receive their flu vaccines at the Odom Fitness Center Oct. 15 -Oct. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can cause mild to severe illness. In serious cases, the flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated every year.  

This season’s flu vaccine will protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one or two influenza B viruses, depending on the flu vaccine.  

CDC offers additional steps people can take on their own to prevent the spread of germs which can lead to the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay at home when sick
  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth
  • Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food

Fort Detrick Influenza Vaccination Schedule 2013

     

    Garrison CMD, Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m., conference room 3, building 810

    MRMC HQ, Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m., conference room 3, building 810

    Marines, Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

    Navy, Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

    Air Force, Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507   

    MRMC and USAG (others), Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

       

    114th SC BN STRAT SIG BN, Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., building 1507

    53d SC BN CO A, Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

    302d SC BN A CO, Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

    302d SC BN HHC, Oct. 8, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

     

    21st SC BDE HHC (STRAT), Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

    6th MLMC, Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

    USAMMDA, Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., building 1507

    USAMMA, Oct. 9, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

    USAMRIID – Active Duty, Oct. 9,1-3:30 p.m., building 1425

     

    Units not listed above, (Make-Up Date – All Service Members)

    All Service Member’s - Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., building 1507

     

    DOD Civilians, Eligible Military Beneficiaries

    Oct.15-17, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., building 1507, Odom Fitness Center Gymnasium

     

    School-aged children who are beneficiaries

    Oct. 18 (Frederick County Teacher work day) 9 a.m. -1 p.m., building 1507, Odom Fitness Center Gymnasium

     

    USAMRIID - DOD Civilians; Make up day

    Oct. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., building 1425

     

    Eligible Dependent Children

    Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., building 1507, Odom Fitness Center Gymnasium

     

    Bco4th LAR

    Nov. 2, 8-10 a.m. 1276 Base Road, Area B (off of Rosemont Rd)

Posted by PAO

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