Tag Archives: flu season

Fall is back, so is flu season; Navy Medicine is ready, are you?

Let’s face it, getting the flu isn’t fun. The fever, aches, chills, cough and cold symptoms are unpleasant to say the least. Navy Medicine wants to urge everyone to be ready for flu season this year. The actions you take now can help prevent you from getting this dangerous disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) influenza is …

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It’s Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine!

By Lt. Robert Miller,  Environmental Health Officer, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center The flu, or influenza, is a viral respiratory illness. It is highly contagious and is usually spread by the coughs and sneezes of a person who is infected.  You can also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and …

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Navy Medicine Maintains Readiness Despite Flu Season

By Cmdr. Natalie Wells, public health emergency officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As influenza is nationally on the rise this flu season, our team in Navy Medicine is dedicated to answering the call by maintaining readiness and ensuring an adequate supply of vaccinations at our military treatment facilities for service members and beneficiaries. As a Navy Medicine …

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