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BACH says Vaccine, Healthy Habits can help prevent Flu this season

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)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.

An annual vaccination and healthy habits can help prevent flu this season.  (Maria Yager, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital(BACH))

An annual vaccination and healthy habits can help prevent flu this season. (Maria Yager, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital(BACH))

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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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Army Public Health tracking possible mumps exposure at Fort Campbell

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Public Health officials from Fort Campbell are investigating possible mumps cases among a Fort Campbell family and are working to notify personnel who may have been exposed, officials said April 24th, 2018.

“Blanchfield Army Community Hospital sent lab results to the Tennessee Department of Health to determine if the case is mumps positive and have started notifying people who may have been exposed as a precautionary measure to limit possible exposure,” said Maj. Simone Edwards, Chief of Public Health Nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (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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