Kirtland Airmen get mandatory flu vaccinations

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Noah Dudley, 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, receives the flu vaccination at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. It takes two weeks for protection to develop after vaccination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Noah Dudley, 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, receives the flu vaccination at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. It takes two weeks for protection to develop after vaccination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

An Airman receives the influenza vaccination at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. Flu vaccines do not contain live flu virus and are mandatory for all military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

An Airman receives the influenza vaccination at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. Flu vaccines do not contain live flu virus and are mandatory for all military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

An influenza vaccination is administered to an Airman at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. A dose of flu vaccine is recommended every flu season, and children six months through 8 years old may need two doses during the same flu season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

An influenza vaccination is administered to an Airman at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. A dose of flu vaccine is recommended every flu season, and children six months through 8 years old may need two doses during the same flu season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Influenza vaccinations wait to be administered to members of Team Kirtland at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. The flu vaccine keep people from getting the flu or make it's affects less severe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Influenza vaccinations wait to be administered to members of Team Kirtland at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. The flu vaccine keep people from getting the flu or make it's affects less severe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Capt. Lucas Brand, 377th Aeromedical Squadron dentist, briefs the symptoms chart to members of Team Kirtland before they receive influenza vaccinations at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. Anyone can get the flu, it strikes suddenly and can last several days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Capt. Lucas Brand, 377th Aeromedical Squadron dentist, briefs the symptoms chart to members of Team Kirtland before they receive influenza vaccinations at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. Anyone can get the flu, it strikes suddenly and can last several days. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Capt. Lo Shen Chen, 377th Aeromedical Squadron dentist, reads over a symptoms chart before receiving influenza vaccinations at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Capt. Lo Shen Chen, 377th Aeromedical Squadron dentist, reads over a symptoms chart before receiving influenza vaccinations at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Noah Dudley, 377th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, receives the flu vaccination at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24. It takes two weeks for protection to develop after vaccination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)