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The Science Behind the Flu Vaccine

By Cmdr. Gary Brice, Director for Operational Infectious Diseases, Naval Health Research Center Fever. Chills. Headaches and body aches. Getting the flu isn’t fun and it can lay low even the healthiest individual. That’s why every year, starting in August, there’s a call throughout the military for personnel to get their flu vaccination—it is currently the best protection against the …

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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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Wellness Tips from Naval Hospital Jacksonville

By Jeanne Casey Naval Hospital Jacksonville, deputy Public Affairs Officer Everyone looks to their health care provider to help fix them when they’re sick or injured – but most people also want to do what they can to stay well – to feel good, stay actively engaged with life, prevent premature aging and (for service members) maintain medical readiness. At Naval …

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