NEWS | Nov. 8, 2017

Flu shot available to active duty, high risk patients

By Staff Sgt. William A. O'Brien Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Radford, right, 628th Aerospace Medical Squadron allergy and immunizations technician, administers the annual flu shot to U.S. Navy Capt. Robert E. Hudson, left, Naval Support Activity Charleston commander, during a mobile flu line in the Joint Base Charleston Headquarters Building Nov. 7, 2017. On Nov. 2, 2017 the 628th Medical Group began distributing this year’s flu shot to all active duty service members and high risk patients. These individuals include those 65 years old and older, pregnant women, diabetics and persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, as well as children from six months to eight years of age. The flu shot is available at the Immunizations Clinic on the first floor of the 628th Medical Group Medical Treatment Facility here. The Immunizations Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. A mass influenza shot line for active duty service members will be held Nov. 15 in the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s warehouse. For more information, call 976-6714.