Topic: Flu Vaccination
Fort Campbell, KY – On November 18th and 19th, 2020, Military healthcare beneficiaries age six months and older can receive a no-cost influenza vaccination at a drive-up clinic on Fort Campbell Kentucky.
The drive-up clinic, operated by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel, is located at Building 7141, the Shadow Logistics and Repair Facility on Black Sheep Run between B Avenue and C Avenue. It is across from Hangar 3. Clinic hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm.
Nashville, TN – The flu vaccine is now being offered at no charge to patients at Tennessee’s county health department clinics as long as supplies last. Seasonal influenza is now widespread across Tennessee, but it’s not too late to get a flu shot!
‘’I urge anyone who has not received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible,’’ said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.
Nation’s Top Health Organizations Band Together to Urge Patients to Get Flu Vaccinations to Prevent Serious Health Risks
Dallas, TX – For the first time, the American Lung Association, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have come together to raise an important alert about the dangers of influenza (flu) for people with chronic health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and lung diseases such as asthma and COPD.
Written by Maria Yager
Fort Campbell, KY – Flu season is here but there are measures individuals can take to reduce the risk of getting sick. “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get an annual flu vaccination,” said Maj. Simone Edwards, chief of public health nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH).
“The flu vaccine can reduce an individual’s chance of getting the flu or reduce the severity because the vaccine prompts the body into creating antibodies that will fight off the virus,” Edwards stated.
American Heart Association Circulation Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Getting an annual flu shot can save heart failure patients’ lives, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Flu season usually begins in the fall and runs through the spring, with cases often peaking during the winter months. Annual flu vaccination is regarded as a safe, low-cost way to reduce flu-related deaths and complications and is routinely recommended for patients with histories of heart disease and stroke.
Tennessee Department of Health
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health says Get a flu shot! Tennessee’s county health departments are holding special “FightFluTN” events December 5th, 2018 to provide flu shots at no charge to increase the number of people vaccinated in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot this flu season to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza is spreading across the state.
Tennessee Department of Health
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that flu kills. Seasonal influenza is responsible for thousands of premature deaths in Tennessee and across the U.S. every year.
“The numbers are sobering. Every death, especially children, we see each flu season makes me very sad, and our hearts go out to all the families who have lost loved ones due to influenza,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) will open a temporary flu vaccine clinic for three weeks where beneficiaries may receive their annual influenza shot.
The temporary clinic will be open October 22nd to November 9th, Monday and Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm and Tuesday from 9:00am to 6:00pm in Building 207 on Bastogne Avenue, next to Bank of America. All TRICARE beneficiaries may stop-by to receive the vaccine without an appointment with no out-of-pocket expense.
Nashville, TN – The holidays are about celebrating the season and spending time with family and friends. Because influenza and other viruses are easily spread where groups of people gather together, it is important to do your part to keep everyone around you healthy.
“We want to protect our family, friends and community from illness during this special time of year and throughout the winter months when the risk for influenza is typically the greatest,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
Tennessee Governor, Health Commissioner Get Annual Flu Shots
Jackson, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH rolled up their sleeves and received their annual flu shots in Jackson. Immunization against the flu is important to the community as it not only protects those receiving the vaccine, but also family, friends and coworkers.
“A flu shot is one of the easiest steps you can take each year to keep yourself healthy during flu season,” Governor Haslam said. “Flu shots are readily available across Tennessee and getting one can protect you and others around you, especially those who may be more susceptible to the flu.”
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