††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Contact: Tripler Public Affairs Office, 808-433-5785
Release Number 05-070††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Oct. 27, 2005
HONOLULU- Tripler Army Medical Center staff is gearing up for the flu season and is scheduled to receive the vaccine and begin vaccinating in November.†
Information about the Tripler flu program will be announced as soon as the staff has the information available.† For updates regarding the plan, please contact the influenza information hotline at 433-3357 or log on to the Tripler web page, www.tamc.amedd.army.mil.†
Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May, according to Capt. Lisa Lute, head nurse of Triplerís Immunization Clinic.
October or November is the best time to receive the flu vaccine, according to the CDC.† Tripler staff is working on scheduling flu vaccination clinics once the vaccine is received and will let patients know as soon as possible what those times and dates will be.
If Tripler patients are eligible for services through the Veterans Administration or civilian providers, please check with them as the vaccine may be available at other sites.††
Patients may also call 211 for other sites offering the vaccine.† Tripler staff thanks you for your patience.