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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 28, 2011 3:51:45 PM CDT

Military Retiree Health Fair set for Oct. 29

Seasonal flu vaccine available

CRDAMC Public Affairs

 

FORT HOOD, Texas – Thomas Moore Health Clinic and the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood are the locations for this year’s Retiree Health Fair sponsored by Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.  The Moore Clinic is on the corner of 58th Street and 761st Tank Battalion Ave. on Fort Hood; Robertson Blood Center is next to Thomas Moore Health Clinic.  

Representatives from various CRDAMC departments will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, dispensing information, conducting screenings, and answering questions for central Texas retired military personnel and their spouses. 

Due to the health fair, the weekend clinic at Thomas Moore Health Clinic will be closed Saturday. Individuals with a sudden onset of a minor illness or injury on Saturday should go to Darnall’s Emergency Department. The weekend clinic will resume Sunday, Oct 30.

The seasonal flu vaccine, always the biggest draw for retirees, will be available. Retirees are also encouraged to get the Tetanus and Zostavax shots, which will be available at the health fair. For the Zostavax immunization, retirees must bring a note signed by their primary care provider stating there are no contraindications for the individual receiving the vaccine.

Vaccines will not be available for children of retirees attending the health fair.

Retirees can take advantage of screening opportunities that cover such healthcare problems as glucose level, blood pressure, weight, and dental.

Fort Hood is also conducting a pharmaceutical drug take-back event on Oct. 29 as part of National Drug Take-Back Day. The drop-off locations will be at the Moore Health Clinic in conjunction with the Retiree Health Fair and the front of Clear Creek Post Exchange (PX). This is a perfect opportunity to safely dispose of all unused and expired pharmaceuticals.

Representatives from various Darnall Medical Center clinics and departments will have booths and information on such topics as tobacco cessation; nutrition; complementary and alternative medicines; diabetes program; asthma; Team Up for your health care; women’s health, pharmacy, physical therapy, substance abuse, behavioral health, dental, and TRICARE.

DENTAC will provide oral cancer screening services and have an information table set up at the health fair.

For more information, contact the Health Promotion & Wellness Program, at 254-288-8488.

 

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For more information contact:
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Public Affairs Office
(254) 286-7954
Brandy Gill
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]