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Ask Dr. Joe: Welcome to Flu Season

By Capt. Joseph McQuade, family medicine physician and director, public health, Naval Hospital Jacksonville The flu season creeps up on us just as the kids get back to school. Seasonal epidemics of influenza occur every year in the U.S., beginning in the fall. Typically epidemics cause thousands to tens of thousands of deaths and about 200,000 hospitalizations. Since the 1940s …

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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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I’ll See You at the Clinic this Flu Season

By Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/AW/FMF) Scott Thrasher, Hospital Corps Planner, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgey (BUMED) As the flu season rapidly approaches, I wanted to take a moment and remind all Sailors, Marines, and family members of their responsibility to receive the annual vaccination that will soon be available.  As a preventive medicine technician, well schooled in …

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