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Flu shots to be available for civilians as well as military

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For the second year in a row, Air Force Materiel Command will make the influenza (flu) vaccine available to its civilian workforce. This is in addition to the flu vaccine for military and TRICARE beneficiaries.

There is a limited quantity of the flu vaccine purchased for the AFMC Civilian Workforce Flu Immunization Program. The vaccine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to all government civilian workers. As a reminder, the flu vaccine remains mandatory for military personnel.

Being immunized can help protect you, as well as your family and co-workers, from getting the flu. While the severity and timing of the annual flu outbreak can be unpredictable, getting immunized early will provide protection for the entire season.

The best way to prevent influenza is to get a flu shot this fall. Convenient shot-line locations and times will be announced soon through the 72nd Medical Group.