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 18-SEPTEMBER-13)

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

Dates Time Who
1 - 4 OCT 2013
7 - 8 OCT 2013 (makeup days)
0830 - 1630 Active Duty
Activated Reserve
Activated National Guard
Mission Essential Personnel
15 - 18 OCT 2013 0830 - 1700 All Tricare Beneficiaries
21 - 25 OCT 2013 0830 - 1700 All Tricare Beneficiaries
28 - 30 OCT 2013 0830 - 1700 All Tricare Beneficiaries
31 OCT 2013 0830 - 1300 All Tricare Beneficiaries
4 - 8 NOV 2013 0830 - 1700 All Tricare Beneficiaries
12 - 15 NOV 2013 0830 - 1700 All Tricare Beneficiaries

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Saber & Quill
118 Chaffee Avenue
Ft. Knox, KY 40121
 
Dates Time Who
1 NOV 2013 0800 - 1600 Retirees
2 NOV 2013 0800 - 1200 Retirees

Flu vaccines will be available during the Retiree Appreciation Days
 


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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 five to 20 percent of the population gets the seasonal flu, with flu-related deaths averaging 23,600.  Additional flu / vaccine information can be found here: www.vaccines.mil and flu videos here: www.vaccines.mil/default.aspx?cnt=resource/VideosAll

Please call TRICARE for any questions at: 1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273).

    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS PREVENTION & TREATMENT
MYTHS What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
What is the best way to keep from spreading the virus?
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.

Note: Service members who receive the influenza vaccination from non-military facilities will need to provide immunization documentation to their unit's MedPros point of contact no later than the next duty day following the vaccination.

 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
     



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

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