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United States Naval Hospital Okinawa distributes flu vaccines to thousands of service members and families

December 08, 2020

The United States Naval Hospital Okinawa has administered over 4,800 influenza vaccines to Marines, sailors and families within the last several weeks. In order to protect patients and staff from the COVID-19 virus, the USNHO is administering the influenza vaccine at a tent set up near the rear entrance of the hospital, which ensures appropriate social distancing and adequate airflow among individuals. Cmdr. Lucas A. Johnson, a preventive medicine physician at the USNHO and a native of San Diego, California, explains how the USNHO is prepared to distribute thousands of vaccines at once…
Seaman Jose Acosta prepares an influenza vaccine at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 25.