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Join Us!! Fourth COVID-19 Townhall Update with Lt. Col. Matthew T. Swingholm!

Image of Fourth MHS Town Hall announcement with image of Lt. Col. Matthew T. Swingholm, discussing the Critical Need for Blood Donations, Wednesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. ET. Image for the MHS and Military OneSource Town Hall: The Critical Need for Blood Donations

Please join us for the Fourth Military Health System and Military OneSource COVID-19 Townhall!

April 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Lt. Col. Matthew T. Swingholm, Armed Services Blood Program, will be providing information about the current state of the blood program, and the impact of COVID-19 on blood donations.  He'll also discuss who can donate to the blood program, and how soon after receiving the vaccine or COVID-19 you can donate blood.

Please also join us on the following dates for additional COVID-19 Townhall updates!

Military OneSource will host DHA experts, allowing them the opportunity to address various topics related to COVID-19, such as:

  • Available vaccines and their distribution, safety, and efficacy
  • Scheduling appointments within the Military Health System
  • Guidance on continued protective measures to slow the spread of the virus
  • Personal/real positive outcomes from vaccines

Join us here on the following dates as well:

  • May 12, 2021
  • May 25, 2021
  • June 8, 2021
  • June 22, 2021

Get the latest facts about the virus and DHA's response to it.  We look forward to seeing you here!

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