Tag Archives: immunization

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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Newsletter for Navy and Marine Corps Medicine

By Valerie A. Kremer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine is proud to present the August 2013 issue of the Navy and Marine Corps Medical News newsletter. It features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done across the Navy Medicine enterprise around the world. This month highlights Immunization Awareness month.  Click here to …

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Infant Immunization Week: Protecting Infants from Preventable Diseases

By Capt. Joseph McQuade, M.D., director for Public Health, Naval Hospital Jacksonville To mark National Infant Immunization Week (April 21-28), I’d like to call attention to the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventative diseases.  To address the myths and misinformation about vaccine safety that often confuse parents, know that the United States currently has the safest, most effective vaccine supply …

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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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Immunization Readiness

By Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr. Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As summer winds down and the back-to-school season begins, I’d like to focus this blog post on immunization readiness for you, your patients, and your families.  Comprehensive immunization is not only a critical part of having a fit …

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