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Health

McCoy civilian employees can get
flu immunizations through OHNO

Fort McCoy civilian employees, including tenant organizations and contractors, are welcome to get a “free” influenza immunization at upcoming clinics in October and November, sponsored by the Occupational Health Nursing Office (OHNO). Insurance companies will not be billed.
Photo: Joanne Kemp, OHNO Health Technician, prepares supplies to be used for the flu immunizations for civilian employees at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Rob Schuette)
Joanne Kemp, OHNO Health Technician, prepares supplies to be used for the flu immunizations for civilian employees at Fort McCoy. (Photo by Rob Schuette)

Joanne Kemp, Occupational health technician, said the initial clinics were held Oct. 21-22.

Additional clinics are scheduled at the OHNO, building 1679, from 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, Wednesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 29.

Clinics also are scheduled at the following locations and times Tuesday, Nov. 3:

Building 60, conference room, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Building 1913, conference room, noon-3:30 p.m.

Building 2171, conference room D, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Building 2187, conference room, noon-3:30 p.m.

Installation health officials are encouraging everyone who is eligible to receive the immunizations to do so, Kemp said.

“When you arrive at the location you will be asked to sign a consent form,” Kemp said. “If you are sick, please wait for another time. If needed, we will schedule a time for you to get your vaccination.”

The vaccine is only being offered to the Fort McCoy work force. Dependents are not authorized.

Kemp noted that Fort McCoy, at this time, will not be offering the H1N1 influenza vaccines to civilians.

They will need to contact their health care providers to arrange for these immunizations.

For more information about civilian influenza immunizations at Fort McCoy, call OHNO at 608-388-2414/3209.

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