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101st Airborne Division Lifeliner medical team administers influenza vaccination to Soldiers, D.A civilians and sister services in Afghanistan

 

Written by 1st Lt. Verniccia Ford
101st Airborne Division (AA) Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – For months on end the 101st Airborne Division Lifeliner medical team has provided exceptional medical support to Soldiers, D.A civilians, and sister service members since arriving to Bagram. As snow covers the mountain peaks and temperatures begin to drop, this five-man team is prepared to combat flu season and maintain readiness.

“Medical preparedness keeps our Soldiers in the fight; it’s the number one priority for the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff,” said Staff Sgt. Tyler Rector, a combat medic assigned to the brigade. “This is the best way to protect our Soldiers from the influenza virus before we enter into the rough winter months.”

Specialist Phillip Pounders, a US Army combat medic assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, inoculates Sgt. Michael Williams, an automated logistics specialist with the influenza vaccine at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

Specialist Phillip Pounders, a US Army combat medic assigned to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, inoculates Sgt. Michael Williams, an automated logistics specialist with the influenza vaccine at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexes Anderson)

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American Red Cross calls for healthy donors to maintain Blood supply

 

American Red Cross

American Red CrossNashville, TN – As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.

Blood and platelets can only be given by donors who are feeling well. One way to maintain health is to get a flu vaccine each fall.

LaDeodra Drummond donates blood. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross)

LaDeodra Drummond donates blood. (Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross)
Members of Congress and staff roll up a sleeve in honor of Representative Steve Scalise and those wounded during a terrible shooting on June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. In this photo, LaDeodra Drummond donates blood at the event. Photos by Jeanette Ortiz-Osorio/American Red Cross

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers Flu Vaccine at walk-in clinic

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort 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.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will operate a walk-in flu vaccine clinic in Bldg. 207 located off Bastogne Ave. next to Bank of America near Gate 4. The temporary clinic will be open three days a week beginning Oct. 22 to Nov. 9, Monday and Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccine is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries age 6 months and older. (U.S. Army photo)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will operate a walk-in flu vaccine clinic in Bldg. 207 located off Bastogne Ave. next to Bank of America near Gate 4. The temporary clinic will be open three days a week beginning Oct. 22 to Nov. 9, Monday and Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The vaccine is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries age 6 months and older. (U.S. Army photo)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Take Steps to Slow the Spread of Flu

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is seeing increased reports of seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses across the state. As flu season continues, TDH reminds Tennesseans about measures to take to slow the spread of flu in our communities.
 
“Our main message is this:  Get a flu vaccine now if you haven’t had it yet,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “Even in years where the vaccine is less effective, it is still the best way to protect ourselves and vulnerable people around us from the flu.

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated, Take Precautions to Prevent Infection.

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated, Take Precautions to Prevent Infection.

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone that it’s not too Late to Get a Flu Shot

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, 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.

The Flu Vaccine Remains the Best Protection Against the Flu. (CDC)

The Flu Vaccine Remains the Best Protection Against the Flu. (CDC)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers Flu Vaccine at Five Community Events

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Preventive Medicine Department will provide flu vaccines for beneficiaries at five community outreach events, beginning October 14th, 2017.

The vaccine is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries age six months or older, including Soldiers, Retirees and Family members with a military ID card. Beneficiaries must present their military ID when getting their vaccine in order to confirm eligibility.

BACH to offer Flu Vaccine for Beneficiaries at five community outreach events.

BACH to offer Flu Vaccine for Beneficiaries at five community outreach events.

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Tennessee Department of Health says Vaccines are Not Just for Children

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Preventing an illness is always better than trying to treat it once it occurs. That’s why doctors with the Tennessee Department of Health encourage people of all ages to talk with their healthcare providers about the immunizations needed for lifelong protection.

“Vaccines aren’t just for kids. They provide protection against many potentially serious and preventable illnesses that can strike an individual, a family or a community without warning,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Immunizations Prevent Serious Illnesses throughout Life.

Immunizations Prevent Serious Illnesses throughout Life.

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone to get a Flu Shot

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Flu season is here with seasonal flu activity reported across Tennessee. The highest number of influenza cases in Tennessee is typically seen in January and February each year.

Tennessee is currently among the states with the highest levels of flu activity according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

‘’The best thing we can do for our health and the health of our communities is to prevent illness,’’ said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Holiday Activities May Increase Your Risk For Influenza

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – It’s that time of year. As many are mingling with large numbers of people while shopping, attending parties, participating in religious celebrations or traveling, the risk for encountering someone infected with influenza increases.

At the same time, the influenza virus is beginning to affect more people as the winter flu season approaches its peak weeks for infection in Tennessee.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health Clinics Offer Free Flu Vaccine

 

Tennesseans Reminded to Get Vaccinated

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee’s county health department clinics are now offering flu vaccine to people of all ages at no cost to patients until vaccine supplies are depleted. Seasonal influenza is now circulating with cases increasing across the country.

The Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now to help protect themselves and those around them from the flu virus.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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