Influenza Vaccine Update
Flu season is upon us, and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated annually against influenza. Active Duty and Guard/Reserve members are required to get the flu vaccine as well as Government Service, DoD contractors and students attending DoD schools. To receive your flu vaccine, you may book an appointment via TOL or by calling the Immunizations Clinic. In addition, you may visit during walk-in hours from 0730-1000 on Thursdays. For pediatric patients (less than 8 years of age) who have not received previous doses of a flu product, 2 doses are required with a minimum spacing of 28 days apart. CDC guidance states that COVID-19 and Influenza vaccines may be received at the same time without adverse reaction.
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
All COVID-19 Vaccines are appointment only for patients 12 years and older. Appointments can be booked by utilizing the DHA Appointing Portal
. Please be sure to bring any previous COVID-19 vaccination cards or proof of vaccination if you have never received a COVID-19 vaccine at USNH Okinawa. Pediatric patients under 12 years of age may book an appointment at TOL or walk-in during normal business hours to start or complete vaccine series. Please call ahead to see what COVID-19 vaccine products are available for your child.
Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs), Active Duty Family Members (ADFMs), and Other Beneficiaries:
U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan is requiring appointments for immunizations in order to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff. This measure decreases the amount of people in small, enclosed waiting areas during the heightened Influenza/respiratory illness season. Our Immunizations Clinic can accommodate walk-in access if you are already at a scheduled Pediatric, Family Medicine, OB-GYN, and Internal Medicine appointment at the hospital.
To schedule an appointment, please call 646-WELL (option 1, option 4). If you are using a cellular phone, dial 098-971-WELL (option 1, option 4). When you get a flu vaccine from anywhere besides US Naval Hospital Okinawa (or one of its Branch Medical Clinics), 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