Ireland Army Community Hospital
Ireland Army Community Hospital
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HOW CAN I GET THE FLU SHOT?
THE FLU INFORMATION NUMBER HAS CHANGED PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF IT
The Flu information line number is: (502) 624-0555
(Last Updated 14-OCTOBER-2014)

Hanson Center Building 1053
1053 Spearhead Division Avenue
Ft. Knox, KY 40121

Dates Time Who
6 - 9 OCT 2014 8:30AM - 5:00PM Active Duty
Mission Essential Personnel
14 - 17 OCT 2014 8:30AM - 5:00PM All Tricare Beneficiaries
20 - 24 OCT 2014 8:30AM - 5:00PM All Tricare Beneficiaries
27 - 29 OCT 2014 8:30AM - 5:00PM All Tricare Beneficiaries
30 OCT 2014 8:30AM - 12:00PM All Tricare Beneficiaries
3 - 7 NOV 2014 8:30AM - 5:00PM All Tricare Beneficiaries

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(Retiree Appreciation Days)
Saber & Quill
118 Chaffee Avenue
Ft. Knox, KY 40121  

Dates Time Who
31 Oct 2014 8:00AM - 4:00PM All Tricare Beneficiaries
1 NOV 2014 8:00AM - 12:00PM All Tricare Beneficiaries


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The influenza virus, more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious disease which can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. According to www.flu.gov, in a typical year, approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications.

LINKS
Key facts about seasonal influenza and the flu vaccine from CDC.GOV: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm
Questions and Misconceptions about Seasonal Flu and Flu Vaccines can be found at CDC link: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/misconceptions.htm
PREVENTION & TREATMENT
What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
What is the best technique for washing or sanitizing to avoid the flu?
What should I do if I get sick?
Are there medicines to treat the flu virus?
 

Here at Ireland Army Community Hospital:

  • Your health and safety are our number one concern.

  • The flu vaccine is safe and effective.

  • Vaccination is the most effective defense against infection with the influenza virus and its complications.

  • The DoD IVP is part of our national defense strategy to safeguard DoD personnel against the seasonal influenza virus.

  • Vaccination acts as an internal body armyr and offers a 24/7 layer of protection.

  • Take everyday actions to stay healthy by covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based cleaners, avoid touching the eyes, nose, or mouth, and stay home from work or school if you are sick and limit contact with others.




Information Provided By The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Your Online Source for Credible Health Information
www.cdc.gov

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