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Flu season is on its way and now is the time to make sure you and your family is protected. Click:

Current Flu information:

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. While how well the vaccine works can vary, flu vaccine is the best way to protect against flu. Vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school, as well as prevent hospitalizations. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in, making now the perfect time to get vaccinated.


Naval Health Clinic Quantico (NHCQ) is now offering seasonal influenza (flu) vaccinations for all active duty military members, TRICARE beneficiaries, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians where influenza vaccination is written in their position description as a condition of employment, DoD civilians and contractors specifically required to be immunized for continuity of operations, reservists, and foreign military members. Stop by the clinic and get yours today!


Vaccines will be given on a walk-in basis, no appointment is necessary. This season, under the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, no FluMist will be provided by the Department of Defense, CDC found it offered no protection against flu for children 2 through 17 years of age last season.

Flu vaccine will be administrated at NHCQ Mainside Immunizations Clinic, located on the first floor, Hallway F, during the hours of 0745 and 1530, (Clinic is closed for lunch from 1145 - 1230 daily) Monday through Friday. TBS personnel can visit the TBS Clinic between 0800 and 1530. WNY BHC personnel can visit these clinics from 0700-1500. All other DoD civilians requesting vaccination at the clinic will be required to complete a DD Form 2569, Other Health Insurance (OHI) or present OHI card before receiving immunization.

For more information regarding influenza and vaccinations call:

NHCQ Mainside Immunizations Clinic

Phone: 703-784-1872

If you have or think you have the Flu please contact your Doctor. You may be eligible to take anti-viral medications which can reduce both the severity and length of the flu.

  • If you get the flu, antiviral drugs can be used to treat your illness.
  • Antiviral drugs are different from antibiotics. They are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaled powder) and are not available over-the-counter.
  • Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For people with high-risk factors, treatment with an antiviral drug can mean the difference between having a milder illness versus a very serious illness that could result in a hospital stay.
  • Studies show that flu antiviral drugs work best for treatment when they are started within 2 days of getting sick, but starting them later can still be helpful, especially if the sick person has a high-risk health condition or is very sick from the flu. Follow your doctor’s instructions for taking this drug.
  • Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also may have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with the flu, and have respiratory symptoms without a fever Source:
John Henry Balch Health Clinic (Mainside)
Commanding Officer Theron C. Toole, CAPT, Medical Corps, USN
Executive Officer Gordon R. Blighton, CAPT, MSC, USN
Command Master Chief HMCM(FMF) Bradley B. Weiss, USN
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