Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. - This year's flu vaccine will be trivalent (with three different vaccine viruses) and will include the H1N1 vaccine. For more information on the vaccine and who should receive it please visit the CDC website at: <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2010/r100224.htm" target="_blank">www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2010/r100224.htm</a>

There are several options for Rock Island Arsenal Service Members, Family Members, DoD employees, and Retirees to receive their vaccine this year:

<a href="http://www.ria.army.mil/sites/services/ArmyHealthClinic/USAHC%20RIA%20Main%20Page.htm" target="_blank">US Army Health Clinic RIA</a> has vaccine available for Soldiers. Call (309) 782-0805 for information on distribution dates and times.

In addition, the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) issued an interim final rule authorizing TRICARE retail network pharmacies (CVS, Walgreens, & Walmart pharmacies) to administer season influenza [sic vaccine] at no cost to TRICARE beneficiaries. Service Members who receive influenza vaccinations from non-military sources will provide immunization documentation to the unit's MEDPROS point of contact no later than the next duty day following vaccination. For more information on this option, contact your local TRICARE advisor, (309) 782-0800, or your Command Surgeon.

Rock Island County Health Department has vaccine on hand and will begin regular flu clinics Oct. 5 through 28. The cost is $30. For more information please visit: <a href="http://www.co.rock-island.il.us/HealthHome.aspx" target="_blank">www.co.rock-island.il.us/HealthHome.aspx</a>

MWR is sponsoring flu shots at the following locations and times, no appointment necessary, cost is $25 per person, cash or check only, must be 18 years old or older:

Aca,!Ac Bldg. 60 Cafeteria, Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Aca,!Ac Bldg. 212 Cafeteria, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Aca,!Ac Bldg. 350 Cafeteria, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Aca,!Ac Bldg. 67, Fitness Center, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information, please call (309) 782-5890.

Additional information on influenza vaccinations and availability will be published when received. Please contact <a href="mailto:ROCK-EOC@us.army.mil" target="_blank">ROCK-EOC@us.army.mil</a> for additional information.

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