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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Vaccines are essential to the Medically Ready Force.

Vaccines:

  • Are our best defenses against some still common and sometimes deadly diseases.
  • Prevent infections, such as tetanus, typhoid fever, measles, yellow fever, smallpox and anthrax, to name just a few.
  • Maintain the Medically Ready Force. We fight as a team. All team members must be healthy.
  • Help you return home healthy and help your family stay that way.

Vaccines are among the most important accomplishments in medicine. Vaccines have saved more lives throughout the world than any other medical invention, including antibiotics or surgery.  Only clean water has saved more lives than vaccines.

For more information on specific vaccine-preventable diseases and delivery of safe and effective immunization services, click on the disease/vaccine pages on the left-hand menu or visit our Immunization Reference Library.

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Army Distributes Nearly 1.4 Million Vaccines to Combat Expected Annual Flu Spike

Leaders and soldiers receive their influenza vaccination as the annual flu shot campaign kicks off at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence headquarters at Fort Novosel, Alaska, on Oct. 18, 2023. (Photo by Kelly Morris/U.S. Army)

The cooler temperatures of fall traditionally usher in yearly influenza spikes all around the globe, and this year is expected to be much of the same. To help protect soldiers this flu season, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency’s Distribution Operations Center expects to distribute nearly 1.4 million doses of vaccine this flu season.

Article Around MHS
Dec 8, 2022

Kunsan Healthcare Operations Squadron Immunizations Flight Delivers Vaccines

Military medical personnel immunizing a Soldier

The 8th Healthcare Operations Squadron immunizations flight is full of experts on delivering injections and ensuring our Kunsan Airmen always stay ready. “Immunizations maintains mission readiness by tracking and vaccinating members for preventable diseases,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aidan Herring, 8th HCOS allergy and immunology technician.

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Last Updated: November 08, 2023
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