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Facing the H1N1 Flu


Still Time to Get Vaccinated

SAN ANTONIO, April 15, 2010 - Tricare Prime enrollees not on active duty have until the end of the month to get a vaccination against the H1N1 flu from a non-network provider, after that they will need a referral from their primary-care managers and there may be a cost. Story»

Vaccines Now Available
At TRICARE Pharmacies

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 29, 2009 – TRICARE beneficiaries can now receive select vaccines with no out-of-pocket expense at retail pharmacies. Story»

Military H1N1 Info and Resources

Army H1N1 Information and Resources


United States


H1N1 FLU What You Should Know

Top Stories

Navy Says Flu Highlights
Value of Telework

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2009 - Recent influenza outbreaks, particularly those associated with H1N1, drive home the importance of telework in meeting mission requirements. Story»

Pediatric Vaccine Recalled
For Low Potency, Not Safety

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2009 - Some supplies of a pediatric version of the H1N1 vaccine have been voluntarily recalled because they are slightly less potent than the manufacturer indicated, officials said. Story»

Experts Answer H1N1 Questions Online

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2009 - Experts did their best to answer questions and allay fears over H1N1 flu and the associated vaccine during an online town-hall meeting hosted by the Military Health System. Story»

Physicians Discuss Lessons Learned

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2009 - Senior medical officials who successfully slowed the spread of H1N1 flu virus at the U.S. Air Force Academy have published what they learned in an American Journal of Preventive Medicine article. Story»

Like Body Armor, Vaccine
Aims to Protect Troops

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2009 - Like protective equipment issued to troops downrange, the H1N1 flu vaccine is a measure the Defense Department is taking to safeguard U.S. military forces and enable them to continue their missions. Story»

Pentagon Sends Vaccine to Centcom

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2009 - U.S. Central Command has received half of the vaccine needed to inoculate its forces against the virus, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said. Story»

Doctor Discusses Navy's Role
In Detecting H1N1 Influenza

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2009 - The Navy played a key role in the discovery of the H1N1 influenza’s presence in the United States. Story»

First Military Vaccine Shipments Arrive

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2009 - The Defense Department has started receiving H1N1 vaccines and will begin distributing doses in the coming weeks. Story»

In the Field

Vaccines Crucial To Fleet Readiness

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Commands and medical clinics throughout U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) continue to execute a strategy of information awareness and vaccination of personnel to fight against the H1N1 flu. Story»

Europe Stocks Not Affected
By Pediatric Vaccine Recall

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Dec. 16, 2009 - Stocks of H1N1 flu vaccine in Europe are not affected by the voluntary non-safety recall of pediatric vaccine announced Dec. 15 by manufacturer Sanofi-Pasteur Story»

West African Nations Collaborate
In Influenza Workshop

ACCRA, Ghana, Dec 16, 2009 - During a recent pandemic influenza planning workshop, representatives from 16 West African nations joined with personnel from other U.S. and international agencies to discuss pandemic contingency disaster response planning, December 7-11, 2009 in Accra, Ghana. Story»

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Works to Immunize Against Flu

PORTSMOUTH, Va., Dec. 15, 2009 - Beneficiaries have been arriving by the hundreds at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and its branch clinics since the facilities started administering H1N1 flu vaccines to all dependents and retirees on Dec. 4. Story»

USFK is Winning the War
Against Pandemic Influenza

MEDDAC - Several months into an aggressive public health campaign USFK is now seeing a dramatic drop in the number of pH1N1 infections in both our military and civilian populations. Story»

Marines Battle Taliban, IEDs and Flu

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 2, 2009 - Aside from the constant threat of enemy contact and roadside bombs, Marines throughout Afghanistan are taking an offensive posture against another potentially deadly enemy - the flu. Story»

Team Uses Afghan Airwaves
To Counter Flu Misinformation

NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2009 - Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team servicemembers recently took to the airwaves to combat misinformation about the spread of the H1N1 flu virus here. Story»