Munson Army Health Center
Munson Army Health Center’s seasonal influenza campaign is now underway.
Flu clinic events targeting different groups will be conducted as vaccines become available.
“We are scheduling flu clinic events that coincide with (Unified School District) 207 half days and days off so parents do not have to pull their children out of school for the flu shot,” said Col. Scott Mower, Munson Army Health Center commander. “For right now, we will not be offering flu shots in the Readiness Center’s Immunization Clinic. This is to ensure there is sufficient staffing to safely vaccinate patients and keep the wait times down when you get the flu shot.”
The goal of this year’s campaign is to protect Fort Leavenworth community members from influenza and its complications. The best way to prevent the spread of the virus is through an aggressive vaccination program.
“Flu vaccines not only can protect you, but it can also protect the people around you,” said Capt. Gary Wilson, chief of Environmental Health. “Groups such as babies, the elderly and immune-compromised individuals are at higher risk of getting the flu.”
Flu clinic events for TRICARE beneficiaries are tentatively scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25, 1-5:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 1-4:30 p.m. Oct. 30, and 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6 on the second floor in the main health center building,
MAHC will vaccinate retirees at Retiree Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Lewis and Clark Center. Retirees must have an ID card to receive the flu vaccine.
The annual drive-through flu clinic will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Post Theater parking lot.
TRICARE beneficiaries can also receive the flu vaccine at no cost at authorized retail pharmacies that offer the service. TRICARE beneficiaries who go to a non-network pharmacy will be charged.
Active-duty service members who are vaccinated at a TRICARE network pharmacy need to make sure to get documentation of the lot number and dose of the vaccine to be entered into MEDPROS.
Understanding TRICARE coverage is important to avoid unwanted bills. Visit https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/FluVaccine for more information.
The dates and times of all vaccination events are subject to change should MAHC experience delays in receiving vaccines. Flu vaccine schedule updates will be announced on Facebook, Twitter, in the Fort Leavenworth Lamp and on the MAHC website, https://www.munson.health.mil/.