H1N1 News & Updates

– **If you have questions specific to Fort Meade, e-mail:   meadepaoweb@conus.army.mil.

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January 6, 2010

All Fort Meade service members, workers, and residents are encouraged to obtain their H1N1 inoculation. The shots are free and are available to everyone.

The Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (Bldg 2480) will have their Event Center open from 0730 to 1530 hours, January 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 to administer the shot on a walk-in basis.

Inoculations will no longer be offered at the McGill Training Center so units and active duty service members who still need the shot will have to obtain them at the Event Center during the hours posted above. Units desiring to obtain the shot in mass should coordinate ahead of time with  Jeffrey McClendon (301-677-6315), DPTMS, so KACC personnel cn be advised and prepared.

 For more information please contact the Flu HOTLINE: 301-677-8800 or 8661.

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09 December 2009 (11:00 HRS)

H1N1 INFLUENZA VACCINATION

In accordance with guidance from the State of Maryland, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (KACC) is now offering H1N1 vaccine to infants, children and adults 6 months and older who desire protection against the H1N1 influenza virus.  Vaccination is open to all members (military, civilians and contractors) of the Ft Meade community until we exhaust our supplies.

VACCINATION LOCATION AND TIMES
Vaccine is currently being offered to civilians, contractors and beneficiaries at their clinic appointments and in the KACC Event Center (for those without clinic appointments).  KACC event center will be closed for vaccination on 15 & 16 December 2009 but resume vaccination on 17 December.

2009 Event Center Schedule (Non-Military)
09 December – 14 December (excluding weekends): 0730 -1600 hrs
15 & 16 December:  Closed. 
17 December: 07:30 – 16:00 hrs
18 December: 07:30 – 11:30 hrs (Closing early) The Event Center is closed on Saturdays and Sundays Additional dates/times will be announced based on vaccine availability.

2009 McGill Training Schedule (Military) 10 December – 17 December 2009 (excluding weekends): 0730 – 1600 hrs
18 December 2009: 0730 – 11:30 hrs
Additional dates/times will be announced based on vaccine availability.
UPDATES:  Before going the KACC Event Center, please check the Fort Meade or Kimbrough websites and/or call the Flu Hotline for updates on schedule and vaccine availability.

http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/news/flu/vaccine.html
http://kacc.narmc.amedd.army.mil/pages/pandemicinfluenza.aspx
* Flu Hotline: (301) 677-8800/8661

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Updated: 03 December 2009

MARYLAND STATE H1N1 PRIORITY VACCINATION SCHEDULE

Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (KACC) has received limited quantities of H1N1 influenza vaccine from the State of Maryland.  Due to limitation in supply of vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who are at greatest risk for infection and/or complications from influenza receive the vaccine FIRST.  We are currently offering vaccine to the following priority groups:

PRIORITY GROUPS:

*       Pregnant Women (Vaccine available)

*       People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age (Vaccine available)

*       Healthcare and emergency services personnel (Vaccine available)

*       Healthy infants, children and adults 6 months – 24 years of age (Vaccine available)

*       Adults 25 – 64 years with certain chronic medical conditions: (Vaccine available)

o       Lung disease (including asthma)

o       Heart disease (except hypertension)

o       Kidney and liver disease

o       Blood disease (including sickle cell anemia)

o       Metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus)

o       Weakened immune systems (including that caused by medication or HIV disease)

H1N1 vaccine will be offered to other eligible groups once quantities are no longer limited.

VACCINATION LOCATION AND TIMES

Vaccine will be offered to people in the priority groups at their clinic appointments and in the KACC Event Center (for those without clinic appointments) starting 03 December 2009 at 1300 hrs.

Event Center Schedule

03 December – 14 December 2009 (excluding weekends) – 0730 -1600 hrs

Additional dates/locations for H1N1 vaccination will be announced based on vaccine availability

UPDATES:  Before going the KACC Event Center, please check the Fort Meade or Kimbrough websites and/or call the Flu Hotline for updates on schedule and vaccine availability.

*       http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/news/flu/vaccine.html <http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/news/flu/vaccine.html>

*       http://kacc.narmc.amedd.army.mil/pages/pandemicinfluenza.aspx <http://kacc.narmc.amedd.army.mil/pages/pandemicinfluenza.aspx>

*       Flu Hotline: (301) 677-8800/8661

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November 23, 2009

MARYLAND STATE H1N1 VACCINE

PRIORITY* VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULE

UPDATE: We have exhausted our injectable H1N1 vaccine at this time. Another shipment will be delivered. Date unknown. We still have H1N1 MIST vaccine which is available in the RED, WHITE, BLUE, FHP and Allergy Immunization clinics.

We have exhausted our seasonal influenza except for ages 6 months to 3 years in the Allergy/Immunization clinic.

PURPOSE:  To provide instructions to the Fort Meade Community on access to H1N1 vaccinations on Fort Meade.

ON POST VACCINE AVAILABILITY:   

*       Civilian Vaccine:  Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (KACC) is an official Maryland State Vaccine Administration Site and now has a limited supply of Maryland State H1N1 Vaccine available. 

*       Military Vaccine:  We are still awaiting shipment of Department of Defense H1N1 vaccine expected to arrive at the end of November.  Schedule for vaccination of military units will be announced separately when vaccine is available.   

ELIGIBILITY:  Due to limited availability of vaccine, we can only vaccinate in accordance with the Centers for Disease (CDC) Priority Groups listed below.  When sufficient supply of vaccine is available, Kimbrough will open vaccination clinics to all members of the Fort Meade Community.  If you can get on post, you can get the vaccine.

* PRIORITY GROUPS   Due to limited supply of vaccine the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that the priority groups receive the vaccine FIRST.  These individuals are at greatest risk for complications from H1N1 if not vaccinated:

*       Pregnant Women (NOT Available)

*       People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age (only MIST ages 2-49)

*       Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel (only MIST must be healthy and less than 50 years old)

*       Infants 6 – 23 months old  (Pediatric vaccine NOT yet available at KACC; call for updates.)

*       Healthy 2 and 3 year-old children 

*       Healthy Children and adults 4 – 24 years old

*       Adults 25 – 64 years old with certain chronic medical conditions (NOT Available)

o       Lung (including asthma), heart (except hypertension), kidney and liver disease,

o       Cognitive, neurologic and neuromuscular disease,

o       Blood diseases(including sickle cell anemia)

o       Metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus)

o       Immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by HIV)

VACCINATION CLINIC DATES    (see note)  TIME    LOCATION      
SUSPENDED PENDING MORE VACCINE  N/A     N/A   
  NOTE:  The Event Center will be closed on weekends, November 26, 27 and December 1, 2 & 3

UPDATES:  Before going to the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Clinic Event Center, check the Kimbrough or Fort Meade websites and/or call the Flu Hotline for updates on schedule and vaccine availability. 

*       http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/news/flu/vaccine.html <http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/news/flu/vaccine.html>  OR

*       http://kacc.narmc.amedd.army.mil/Pages/pandemicinfluenza.aspx <http://kacc.narmc.amedd.army.mil/Pages/pandemicinfluenza.aspx>

*       Flu Hotline at (301) 677-8800/8661

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November 12, 2009

MARYLAND STATE H1NI VACCINE

PRIORITY* CIVILIAN VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULE

PURPOSE:  To provide instructions to the Fort Meade Community on access to H1N1 vaccinations on Fort Meade.

ON POST VACCINE AVAILABILITY:   

  • Civilian Vaccine:  Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (KACC) is an official Maryland State Vaccine Administration Site and now has a limited supply of Maryland State H1N1 Vaccine available. 
  • Military Vaccine:  We are still awaiting shipment of Department of Defense H1N1 vaccine expected to arrive at the end of November.  Schedule for vaccination of military units will be announced separately when vaccine is available.   

ELIGIBILITY:  Due to limited availability of vaccine, we can only vaccinate the civilian Priority Groups listed below.  When sufficient supply of vaccine is available, Kimbrough will open vaccination clinics to all members of the Fort Meade Community.  If you can get on post, you can get the vaccine.

* PRIORITY GROUPS   Due to limited supply of vaccine the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that the priority groups receive the vaccine FIRST.  These individuals are at greatest risk for complications from H1N1 if not vaccinated:

  • Pregnant Women
  • People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age
  • Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
  • Infants 6 – 23 months old  (Pediatric vaccine NOT yet available at KACC; call for updates.)
  • Healthy 2 and 3 year-old children 
  • Children and adults 4 – 24 years old
  • Adults 25 – 64 years old with certain chronic medical conditions
    • Lung (including asthma),heart (except hypertension), kidney and liver disease,
    • Cognitive, neurologic and neuromuscular disease,
    • Blood diseases(including sickle cell anemia)
    • Metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus)
    • Immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by HIV)
VACCINATION CLINIC DATES    (see note) TIME LOCATION
Weekdays  12 NOV to 31 DEC 0730-1600 KACC Event Center

NOTE:  The Event Center will be closed on weekends, November 26, 27 and December 1, 2 & 3

UPDATES:  Before going to the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Clinic Event Center, check the Kimbrough or Fort Meade websites and/or call the Flu Hotline for updates on schedule and vaccine availability. 


Oct. 30, 2009

Hot Shots! TRICARE Makes H1N1 Immunizations Easy for Beneficiaries

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Immunizations against the H1N1 virus will soon be available, and people are eager to take precautions. TRICARE Prime, Standard and Extra beneficiaries can get their shots from network and non-network providers without paying a deductible or making a co-payment. A temporary waiver allows non-active duty TRICARE Prime enrollees to get the H1N1 immunization from non-network providers without a referral or authorization, eliminating point-of-service charges. Prime enrollees will not be charged a co-payment or cost share.

To view the full release, please visit: http://www.tricare.mil/pressroom/news.aspx?fid=561

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October 19, 2009

H1N1 Update:  19 OCT 2009 at 1030 (EST)

Thank-you for seeking out information about H1N1.

  • We are expecting H1N1 vaccine from the State of Maryland
  • It may arrive at any date and time
  • It will be administered in the:
    • Kimbrough Event Center
    • During Regular duty days except for Holidays
      • We will  be closed 11Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Nov
    • 0730-1600
    • We request that you bring your own pen (black or blue ink only)
  • H1N1 Vaccinations for ACTIVE DUTY:
    • We are expecting H1N1 vaccine to be delivered from the DOD 
    • It may arrive some time in the middle of November 
    • Vaccination campaigns will be performed 
    • Units are encouraged to contact DPTMS at the installation
      • Once they get the 48 hour warning order that we have the vaccine on hand
    • Vaccine will be given at the McGill training Center by:
      • Appointment only
      • Unit only
  • More to follow….

Please call 301-677-8661 for any further updates

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October 19, 2009

Seasonal Influenza Update:  19 OCT 2009 at 1030 (EST)

Thank-you for a successful seasonal influenza year.

We have exhausted our seasonal influenza vaccine supplies except for:

  • Afluria: OK for pregnant; people age 50 years and older and those allergic to preservatives
    • We have about 40 doses remaining
    • Go to the Allergy/Immunization clinic for the vaccine
    • Hours of operation are
  • Vaccine for ages 6 months to 3 years
    • We have about 30 doses remaining
    • Go to the Allergy/Immunization clinic for the vaccine
    • Hours of operation are
  • We are expecting one more shipment of Fluzone
    • (for ages 4 years and older)
    • May be delivered before 31 Oct

We have no more vaccine to be delivered besides this.

Where else can I go to get seasonal influenza??

  • Please go to the following link for further information:

Please call 301-677-8661 for any further updates

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October 6, 2009

Who:  All Active Duty Service Members (ADSM)  

What:  Upon receipt of the H1N1 vaccine by Kimborough Ambulatory Care Center all Fort Meade commanders are responsible to ensure that all active duty service members within their command receive the H1N1 vaccine.  

When: 0800 – 1600, 14-16 and 26-30 October 2009  

*Dates are subject to the receipt/availability of the vaccine.  Partner commanders will be notified of any changes. Changes will also be posted at    http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/  

Where:  McGill Training Center, 8452 Zimborski Avenue.

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Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center is offering influenza vaccinations to DoD & DA civilian employees September 21-23, 8am – 1:30pm in the Kimbrough Events Center.  (It’s on a walk-in basis & the Center is located on the 1st floor)

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September 8, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published this guide to preparing for the flu season.  It’s subtitled:  “A communication toolkit for child care and early childhood programs.”  Just click on the link below.

childcare_toolkit

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Ft Meade and Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (KACC) will host a H1N1 information seminar/TTX on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 from 1300 to 1500 hours at the McGill Training Center (Bldg 8452) on Zimborski Avenue. Medical professionals from KACC will provide H1N1 education and an overview of the current plans being established by state, local and military medical planners for the distribution of vaccinations. We are being bombarded with a lot of information regarding the H1N1 flu because it is not a normal seasonal flu. KACC’s professionals will provide the latest information on the State’s plan to vaccinate children at schools and how we will get supplies to vaccinate military dependents and the civilian work force. They will also discuss the tentative plan for vaccinating the military population here on Ft Meade. H1N1 pamphlets and hand-outs will be distributed. We strongly recommend that all units and organizations send a representative to this seminar to become knowledgeable of the virus and the plan to prevent its spread. Units / organizations need to begin planning now how to take care of their members and their families.   Time Magazine article “Inside the Fight Against a Flu Pandemic” excerpt (12 AUG 09): 

  • Most forms of the H1N1 vaccine are going to require health officials to administer at least two shots spaced four weeks apart.
  • The target groups for the first round of vaccines will likely include pregnant women, people with children, adults with chronic illnesses like diabetes and asthma and, if more stocks are available, children.
  • “In all likelihood, this flu will hit before vaccine is available for people,” explains U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
  • H1N1 tends to be no worse than the seasonal flu. But hovering in the background of the current pandemic is the possibility that H1N1’s virulence might suddenly change. Flu’s hardiness as a recurring human scourge is the result of its unstable genetic structure.
  • Super spreaders:  Kids are more likely to pass the virus on to others.

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On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 in response to the ongoing global spread of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. Phase 6 indicates that there is transmission of the virus in at least one other country in another WHO region. (Whereas phase 5 was transmission of the virus in at least two countries in ONE WHO region). A Phase 6 designation does not indicate the virus is stronger or more dangerous.

The Fort Meade community is reminded to use proper care and remember the following tips to help mitigate the chances of catching or spreading the virus.

. Wash your hands frequently using soap and water as well as an antiseptic handrub

. Use respiratory etiquette (Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze)

. Use Personal Protective Equipment, such as a facemask, if advised to do so

. Social distancing

. If you are sick, visit your local health care provider and then stay home

. Notify your supervisor/chain of command if you or a family member seek care for flu-like symptoms and request sick leave

For more information, please go to the Fort Meade Web site or visit http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/pages/news/flu/flu.html

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–  The latest update (5/5/09, 3pm) h1n1-what-to-do

We’re compiling some information on the H1N1 virus outbreak.  For more information and more links go the Ft. Meade home page at www.ftmeade.army.mil

More Links:

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.governor.maryland.gov/flu/index.html

http://fhp.osd.mil/aiWatchboard/

http://www.pandemicflu.gov/

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