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Hill AFB flu vaccinations schedule

The Davis County Health Department will be on base offering insurance-billed, no out-of-pocket cost vaccinations at 21 events around the base, beginning Sept. 13. Vaccinations are available to TRICARE beneficiaries, military retirees, and federal service and contract employees.

The Davis County Health Department will be on base offering insurance-billed, no out-of-pocket cost vaccinations at 21 events around the base, beginning Sept. 13. Vaccinations are available to TRICARE beneficiaries, military retirees, and federal service and contract employees.

Hill Air Force Base, Utah --

Influenza, or “the flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.  Symptoms of the flu include fever or feeling feverish, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that influenza results in 9.3 to 49 million illnesses, 140,000 to 960,000 hospitalizations, and 12,000 to 79,000 deaths annually. 

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year.  Flu viruses are constantly changing.  The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated as needed to match projected circulating flu viruses.  These vaccines protect against the three or four viruses (depending on the vaccine) that research suggests will be the most common.  For the 2019-2020 flu season, the vaccine contains inactivated strains of two Influenza A (H1N1 and H3N2) and two Influenza B viruses.

When the vaccine becomes available, the 75th Medical Group Immunization Clinic will begin focusing their efforts on vaccinating the base active duty population.  Active duty members will soon be showing “due” for the influenza vaccine. Members showing due will not affect unit Individual Medical Readiness rates until Jan. 1, 2020.

The CDC recommends seasonal influenza vaccine for all people 6 months of age and older.  Special efforts will be made to vaccinate those at high risk from influenza complications to include pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, adults 65 years and older, and those with certain medical conditions.

Hill AFB offers influenza, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap), and pneumonia vaccinations to TRICARE beneficiaries, military retirees, and federal service and contract employees through its partnership with the Davis County Health Department. 

The DCHD will be on base offering insurance-billed, no out-of-pocket cost vaccinations at 21 events around the base, beginning Sept. 13 during Retiree Appreciation Day at The Landing.  Personnel can bring their health insurance cards or military dependent or retiree identification to one of the scheduled clinics.

For more information about the scheduled flu clinics offered by the Davis County Health Department, contact Douglas Pierson, Public Health Flight Manager, at 801-586-9768.

Schedule:

Start

End

Date

Location

0730

1300

13-Sep-19

The Landing (Retiree Appreciation Day)

1200

1700

27-Sep-19

Commissary Foyer

1500

1730

1-Oct-19

Base Chapel Fellowship Hall (for CDC)

1500

1730

3-Oct-19

Base Chapel Fellowship Hall (for CDC)

0700

1000

3-Oct-19

Bldg 507 - Roessler Conference Room

1200

1700

4-Oct-19

Commissary Foyer

0800

1100

8-Oct-19

Bldg 100F - Ray Close Conference Room

0730

1100

9-Oct-19

Bldg 1515 - Executive Conference Room

1200

1500

10-Oct-19

Bldg 674 - Break Room

1200

1500

15-Oct-19

Warrior Gym Foyer

1100

1500

16-Oct-19

Bldg 249

1000

1300

22-Oct-19

BX

1200

1500

23-Oct-19

Warrior Gym Foyer

1000

1200

24-Oct-19

Bldg 849 - B-41 Conference Room

0900

1130

30-Oct-19

Bldg 1289 - Southwest Conference Room

0700

0930

31-Oct-19

Bldg 225 - Joe Bailey Conference Room

1000

1300

5-Nov-19

Bldg 843 - EMXG Conference Room

0900

1100

6-Nov-19

Bldg 1580 - AF Nuclear Weapons Room 150

0900

1130

7-Nov-19

Bldg 1289 - Southwest Conference Room

0730

1100

12-Nov-19

Bldg 1209 - Conference Room

1000

1400

14-Nov-19

The Landing (Winter Expo)