Don't Be Late - VACCINATE!

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  • By Lt. Col. Kimberly Lalley
  • 514th Air Mobility Wing
It’s that time of the year where the leaves are changing and it’s recommended to get a flu vaccine. Reserve Citizen Airmen must receive their flu vaccination from their servicing medical treatment facility or civilian provide before the end of the year.

There are many reasons to get a flu vaccine but Air Force Reservists get paid to stay healthy. According to the Center for Disease Control, the flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with the flu, can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization and can protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions.

The CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against influenza as soon as flu season starts. Influenza seasons are unpredictable and can begin in early Fall or Winter.

It is a requirement for all Reserve Citizen Airmen to get vaccinated.