Immunization against disease is an important part of your medical readiness for worldwide deployment.
The Soldier Medical Readiness Center screens your medical record and immunization record for documentation of receiving a vaccination. If there is no documentation, we must assume you were never vaccinated.
The immune response protects the body against disease. Immunization is a means of triggering the immune response and providing long-lasting protections. With vaccination, you get protection from a specific germ or virus without ever suffering through the disease. Because the immune response may diminish over time, vaccines known as "boosters" are sometimes given to restore the immune response against a particular germ/virus.
Please let the staff know if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or have allergies to foods or medications.
You may receive the following vaccines at the Soldier Medical Readiness Center:
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
- Influenza Vaccine
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Inactivated Polio Vaccine
- Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine
- Yellow-Fever Vaccine
- Tuberculosis Screening
The Allergy and Immunization Clinic is a full service clinic for active duty and family members identified with different allergies. The clinic performs tests and therapy for hay fever, asthma, hives, drug allergies, and travel immunizations by referral from your doctor. TB Tine tests are done on a walk-in basis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The results can be read 48-72 hours later on a walk-in basis
Active duty service members get their immunizations at the Soldier Medical Readiness Center at the Shoemaker Center. Check with your primary care provider if you have questions about immunizations.