We provide all inoculations to active duty personnel, retirees and dependents. Flu shots are administered seasonally to all patients. Allergy services, including testing and shots, are available through a primary care manager referral.
We are currently vaccinating patients age 75 and older, as well as frontline essential workers. Find out more at our COVID-19 Vaccine Availability page.
Influenza Vaccine Update
Flu season is upon us. We are concerned about your health and encourage everyone to get vaccinated annually against influenza.
It’s critical that everyone who is able receives a flu vaccine. It’s essential that active duty service members, active duty family members and other beneficiaries are well-protected from influenza.
Please see the guidance below for getting the flu vaccine here at Keesler Medical Center / the 81st Medical Group.
Active Duty Service Members
Active duty and Guard/Reserve members are required to get the flu vaccine.
- The flu vaccine can be obtained at the Keesler Immunization Clinic
- Open 1200 – 1300, Monday – Friday, for active duty in uniform
- Open 1300 – 1600, Monday – Friday, for all active duty
When you get a flu vaccine from anywhere besides Keesler Medical Center / the 81st Medical Group, follow your Service policy guidance for recording the vaccine in your shot record. You'll need the following information:
- The date the vaccine was given
- The vaccine name or code
- Lot number
Active Duty Family Members and Other Beneficiaries
Due to delays in flu vaccine shipments, Keesler Medical Center / the 81st Medical Group is currently limiting the flu immunization to active service members, first responders, medical personnel, and children 6 months to 36 months. Once the remainder of Keesler’s flu vaccine allotment arrives, the immunization will be available to all beneficiaries.
You can receive the flu vaccine at no cost at a participating network pharmacy. There are more than 40 locations within a 10 miles radius of Keesler and many more across the region. Search for a pharmacy here: https://militaryrx.express-scripts.com/find-pharmacy
Next, call the pharmacy to ask:
- What days and times can you get the vaccine?
- Are there any restrictions, including for children?
- Then visit and present your military ID card…it’s that simple.
Here are options for children:
- Keesler Immunizations Clinic (Open 1300 – 1600, Monday – Friday): 6 months - 36 months old
- Walgreens: 4 and older
- Walmart: 6 and older
- Winn Dixie: 5 and older with previous dose of flu given
- Harrison County Health Department: 6 months old and up by appointment only (Ph: 228-863-1036)