Fort Detrick Starts Flu Vaccines

USAMRMC and Fort Detrick Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr. received his flu vaccine shot Oct. 7.

USAMRMC and Fort Detrick Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr. received his flu vaccine shot Oct. 7.

Fort Detrick's Barquist Army Medical Clinic Staff (BAHC) kicked off the 2013-2014 Influenza Vaccine Immunization Program Oct. 7.

Active duty military may receive their vaccines Oct. 7 - Oct. 10 at various locations through Fort Detrick (see full schedule below)

TRICARE beneficiaries can get their vaccines Oct 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Odom Fitness Center.

DoD civilians may receive their flu vaccines at the Odom Fitness Center Oct. 15 - Oct. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can cause mild to severe illness. In serious cases, the flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated every year.

This season's flu vaccine will protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one or two influenza B viruses, depending on the flu vaccine.

CDC offers additional steps people can take on their own to prevent the spread of germs which can lead to the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay at home when sick
  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth
  • Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food
Fort Detrick Influenza Vaccination Schedule 2013
Unit Date Time Location
Garrison CMDOct 72-4pmConf 3 Bldg 810
MRMC HQOct 72-4pmConf 3 Bldg 810
MarinesOct 77:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
NavyOct 77:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
Air ForceOct 77:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
MRMC and USAG (others)Oct 77:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
114th SC BN STRAT SIG BNOct 87:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
53d SC BN CO AOct 87:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
302d SC BN A COOct 87:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
302d SC BN HHCOct 87:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
21st SC BDE HHC (STRAT)Oct 97:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
6th MLMCOct 97:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
USAMMDAOct 97:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
USAMMAOct 97:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
USAMRIID - Active DutyOct 97:30am-3:30pmBldg. 1425
Units not listed above, Make-Up Date - All Service Members)Oct 107:30am-1:30pmBldg. 1507
DOD Civilians, Eligible Military Beneficiaries
Oct. 15-17, 10:30am-1:30pm, Bldg. 1507, Odom Fitness Center Gymnasium
School-aged children who are beneficiaries
Oct. 18 (Frederick County Teacher work day) 9am-1pm, Bldg. 1507, Odom Fitness Center Gymnasium
USAMRIID - DOD Civilians; Make up day
Oct. 18, 1:30-3:30 pm, Bldg. 1425
Eligible Dependent Children
Oct. 18, 9am-3:30pm, Bldg. 1507, Odom Fitness Center Gymnasium
Bco4th LAR
Nov. 2, 8--10 a.m., 1276 Base Road, Area B (off of Rosemont Rd)


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Last Modified Date: 08-Oct-2013