Munson Notes Jan. 23, 2020

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The Munson Army Health Center “No-Show” Numbers have increased. Remember to cancel appointments instead of being a “no-show” by visiting tricareonline .com or calling 684-6250.

The Army Wellness Center’s New Year’s Challenge is now through April 1. Soldiers, retirees, beneficiaries and Department of the Army civilians are eligible to participate. There will be three grand prizes awarded in three categories. For more information or to register, call (913) 758-3403.

The Munson Army Health Center “Wellness for Life” program is open for enrollment. This is a multidisciplinary program that incorporates nutrition, physical therapy, psychology and more. To sign up for the WFL monthly orientation class, call 684-6250.

February is National Pet Dental Month. The Fort Leavenworth Veterinary Treatment Facility will be waiving dental x-ray charges throughout February. To schedule an appointment, call 684-6510.

The Readiness Center is closed 11:30 a.m. to noon daily.

The Munson Army Health Center Flu Campaign has begun. For more information, visit https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/lsltCovered/FluVaccine. Flu vaccines are available 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a walk-in basis at the Munson Army Health Center Readiness Center.

The Bordetella, or Kennel Cough, vaccine is required to board a pet. The vaccine is good for one year; however, some businesses require it every six months. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Fort Leavenworth Veterinary Treatment Facility at 684-6510.

Munson Army Health Center is currently seeking a family physician. Visit usajobs.gov to apply.

The Shingles vaccine, Shingrix, is available at Munson Army Health Center’s immunization clinic. This is a two-dose series, and patients must be 50 years of age or older to receive the shot. For more information, call 684-6750/6539.

Munson Army Health Center will follow Fort Leavenworth Garrison for delays and closures due to inclement weather. Updated information will be posted on the Fort Leavenworth Facebook page.

Munson Army HealthCenter is encouraging soldiers and their family members to avoid e-cigarettes and vaping products. Users of e-cigarette or vaping products who experience symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal distress should seek prompt medical attention. For information on MAHC’s Tobacco and Vaping Cessation classes, call 684-6528/6535.

Because of a nationwide shortage of Epi Pen Jr., Munson Army Health Center is allocating one Epi Pen Jr. box (two pens) per patient. Child and Youth Services and the school district have been notified.

Munson Army Health Center needs volunteers. Help is needed in primary care from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the pharmacy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applicants must complete an online Red Cross volunteer orientation before starting the process. For more information, e-mail Jason Ramlow at Jason.Ramlow@redcross.org or call (816) 536-0108.

Munson Army Health Center’s Pharmacy hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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