FORT HOOD, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Army Public Health Nursing team will offer the flu shot to all Tricare eligible beneficiaries 3 years old and above at the Comanche Youth Center from 9 a.m. to Noon, 4 Dec.

Due to pediatric dosing guidelines children under 36 months should visit their Primary Care Manager for the flu vaccine.

The youth centers location is building 52021, Tank Destroyer Boulevard, behind the Comanche Express gas station.

Beneficiaries should bring a valid Department of Defense ID card.

The seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended every year for everyone 6 months of age and older with rare exception.  People at high risk for influenza complications include infants, young children, pregnant women, adults 65 and older, nursing home or long-term care facility residents, and those with underlying health conditions.

Eligible Tricare beneficiaries may obtain a flu shot at a TRICARE-authorized pharmacy or in a network urgent care clinic. Beneficiaries are encouraged to check the policies and procedures of their preferred pharmacy prior to obtaining the vaccine. Some pharmacies require a prescription for children under 7 years old and may not provide flu shots to children under 4 years old. In such cases, parents can obtain a prescription from their primary care manager, visit a TRICARE network urgent care clinic, walk in to the CRDAMC pediatric clinic or attend any community or pediatric flu shot event.

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