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  • Thanksgiving food preparation and safety tips

    Gobble, gobble, it’s turkey time. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which usually means a lot of last minute shopping and cooking for holiday meals. However, few people stop to think about the possible illnesses that can occur. Improper storing, cooking, and serving of a turkey dinner can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria, which can cause food-borne illnesses. The two common causes of these illnesses are eating foods that are not thoroughly cooked and improper refrigeration. Cooking foods to proper temperatures and refrigerating leftovers in a timely manner will help stop the growth of disease-causing bacteria, which can lead to possible food poisoning.
  • Flu vaccines available

    It’s that time of year again; time to receive your influenza vaccine. The 4th Medical Group clinic has received all stocks of flu vaccine for active duty members. The flu vaccine is only available as a shot this year. Medical research has found FluMist to be ineffective. Air Combat Command’s goal for this year is for 90 percent of all active duty members to be vaccinated by Dec. 19 (this includes Geographically Separated Units and student populations). Clinic officials urge commanders to release members throughout the day to receive their flu vaccines to help Seymour Johnson AFB reach our goal.