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

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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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