Preparing for the upcoming flu season is essential in protecting yourself and your family members. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.
The flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three or four main flu strains research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. To receive maximum protection throughout the flu season, receive the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available.
Where is the flu vaccine available? If you are a Tricare beneficiary, you can get vaccinated at one of the many network pharmacies listed on the “Find a Pharmacy” feature on the Tricare website (www.express-scripts.com/Tricare/pharmacy/findpharmacy.shtml).
Here are just a few of the many local pharmacies that are listed through this website:
• Wal-Mart, 745 W. Hill Field Road, Layton, 801-546-1993
• Rite Aid, 860 N. Fairfield Road, Layton, 801-546-6352
• Macey’s Pharmacy, 325 36th St., Ogden, 801-399-5866
If you are covered under another health insurance plan, you can receive your flu vaccination through the Davis County Health department at 801-525-5020 (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays) or 801-298-3919 (Wednesdays and Thursdays). The Davis County Health department has partnered with 27 health insurance companies including Tricare, in order to provide you with this health-insurance-covered preventive health service.
Below is a list of times and locations that the health department will be offering “no co-pay” vaccination opportunities on base. Make sure to bring your health insurance card if you attend one of these clinics for insurance billing purposes.
Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 1295, Small Poe Conf. Rm.
Oct. 6, 7-11 a.m., Bldg 225, Joe Bailey Conf. Rm.
Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 847, Large Conf. Rm.
Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Base Exchange
Oct. 9, noon-5 p.m., Commissary
Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 1295, Small Poe Conf. Rm.
Oct. 14, 7-11 a.m., Bldg. 1515
Oct 15, 10 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 849, B-41 Conf. Rm.
Oct.15, 1-3 p.m., Bldg. 205, Conf. Rm.
Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Base Exchange
Oct. 19, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Child Development Center, West Lobby
Oct. 20, 8-11 a.m., Bldg. 1209, Conf. Rm.
Oct. 21, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Warrior Fitness Center
Oct. 22, noon-3 p.m., Bldg. 843, EMXG Conf. Rm.
Oct. 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Hess Fitness Center
Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Bldg. 674, Break Room
Oct. 28, 8-11 a.m., Bldg. 180, Rm. 116
Oct. 29, 7-11 a.m., Bldg. 507, Roessler Conf. Rm.
Nov. 18, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Warrior Fitness Center (Fall Expo)
For questions about these upcoming health department partnered clinics, contact Douglas Pierson from Public Health at 801-586-9768.
No federal endorsement of the commercial retail establishments listed in this article is intended.