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Flu vaccine now available at 45th MDG

Tech. Sgt. Sara McCoskey, 45th Aerospace Medical Squadron independent duty medical technician, administers an influenza vaccine to Chief Master Sgt. Craig Neri, 45th Space Wing command chief, Oct. 27, 2014, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The influenza vaccine is now available at the 45th Medical Group Allergy and Immunization Clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Sara McCoskey, 45th Aerospace Medical Squadron independent duty medical technician, administers an influenza vaccine to Chief Master Sgt. Craig Neri, 45th Space Wing command chief, Oct. 27, 2014, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The influenza vaccine is now available at the 45th Medical Group Allergy and Immunization Clinic. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens/Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The influenza vaccine is now available at the 45th Medical Group Allergy and Immunization Clinic on a walk-in basis. The influenza vaccine is highly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The 45th MDG is offering the influenza vaccine to TRICARE beneficiaries, which includes active duty, retirees, and dependents from all military branches of services. Additionally, this year, the 45th MDG is offering the influenza vaccine to 45th Space Wing General Schedule civilians and civilian contractors, free of charge.

The influenza vaccine is mandatory for active duty, first responders and medical personnel in direct contact with patients. Active duty and civilians must receive the influenza mist unless medically contraindicated.

The immunization clinic hours are: Monday: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and closed every third Friday for training. Wednesdays, from 1-4:30 p.m. are reserved for influenza vaccination walk-ins. For questions, call (321) 494-8131.