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Sheppard Immunization Clinic Offers FLU Shots

Posted 9/7/2012   Updated 9/7/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Natalie Henderson
82 MDSS/SGST


9/7/2012 - SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Influenza (Flu) shots will be available for all active duty, dependents and retirees at the Sheppard Immunization Clinic beginning 4 September. No appointment necessary!!

To better meet the needs of our working beneficiaries and school age children, the Immunization Clinic is offering extended hours:
10 - 14 September 2012    0730-1800

Please Note: Flu shots will continue to be available during normal business hours:

Monday - Friday 0730 - 1630
Wednesday 0730 - 1500

Influenza is a contagious disease that can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, dehydration and bacterial infection. The flu is more serious than merely cold symptoms. Symptoms of the flu can be severe and can last 1-2 weeks. Symptoms can include high fever, headache, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, body aches and fatigue.

Flu germs are spread mainly through coughing and sneezing, which can spray droplets through the air. These droplets can find their way into the mouths and noses of people nearby. They can also end up on surfaces that people touch before they touch their nose, mouth or eyes. It is important to wash your hands often and well. Keep an alcohol-based hand sanitizer handy for times when soap and water are not available. When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue, or if you don't have a tissue, use your upper sleeve.

For questions, please call the Immunization Clinic at 940-676-3757.



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