Worried about the swine flu? Madigan Army Medical Center just got a new shipment of vaccines.
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Madigan receives large shipment of H1N1 vaccine
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.– Madigan Army Healthcare System has received a large shipment of H1N1 influenza vaccinations, and is encouraging all non-uniformed Tricare beneficiaries to come to Madigan on Wednesday, Dec. 9, or Thursday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., to get vaccinated.
Before leaving your house, call the Madigan Flu Hotline at (253) 968-4744 to receive information on vaccine availability and avoid making an unnecessary trip. Please understand that vaccine availability is a nationwide problem. Therefore, Madigan will administer vaccines to those who are at highest risk.
Those who are eligible to receive H1N1 influenza vaccine include the following:
* Beneficiaries (spouses and dependants) age 24 and under, but older than six months of age. Those 24 and under are the most at-risk for contracting the H1N1 influenza virus.
* All pregnant beneficiaries.
* Any beneficiary (of any age) who lives with or provides care to someone six months old and younger (parents, siblings, and daycare providers).
* Any family member aged 25-64 with a medical condition that puts them at high risk for influenza-related complications (diabetes, heart disease, etc.).
* Any beneficiary that is employed as a health care provider or emergency services worker.
Madigan is currently out of injectable seasonal influenza vaccine as of Tuesday, Dec. 8. For the most up-to-date information regarding flu vaccinations, please call the Madigan Flu Hotline at (253) 968-4744.