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A vaccine is prepared March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The immunization clinic offers an annual flu vaccine to not only service members, but their families as well. With children and individuals over 65 being much more susceptible to the effects of viruses in general, ensuring they’re protected is incredibly important. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

A vaccine is prepared March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The immunization clinic offers an annual flu vaccine to not only service members, but their families as well. With children and individuals over 65 being much more susceptible to the effects of viruses in general, ensuring they’re protected is incredibly important. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

An Airman receives a vaccine March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Medical readiness is one thing held high on the priority list for members preparing to deploy. Ensuring your shot records are current year-round can save time, and a few extra pinches, when the tasking comes in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

An Airman receives a vaccine March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Medical readiness is one thing held high on the priority list for members preparing to deploy. Ensuring your shot records are current year-round can save time, and a few extra pinches, when the tasking comes in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Orlandt, allergy and immunizations technician (left), prepares a shot for U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kattie Savoy, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron civil engineer March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Viruses are dangerous, uncomfortable and potentially deadly. Despite this, many of the most common have vaccines that can minimize their symptoms or even prevent them altogether. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Orlandt, allergy and immunizations technician (left), prepares a shot for U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kattie Savoy, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron civil engineer March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Viruses are dangerous, uncomfortable and potentially deadly. Despite this, many of the most common have vaccines that can minimize their symptoms or even prevent them altogether. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

A series of potential diseases are posted in the immunization clinic March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Vaccines are composed of a weakened or dead version of a virus, or one very similar to it. The reasoning behind using these methods is to allow the body to become accustomed to fighting a particular disease without it being in full effect, thus minimizing symptoms and recovery time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

A series of potential diseases are posted in the immunization clinic March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Vaccines are composed of a weakened or dead version of a virus, or one very similar to it. The reasoning behind using these methods is to allow the body to become accustomed to fighting a particular disease without it being in full effect, thus minimizing symptoms and recovery time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maura Turjillo, 18th Medical Group allergy and immunizations technician, gathers a patient’s vaccines March 14, 2017 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Whether maintaining an up-to-date flu vaccine or preparing for a temporary duty, the 18th Medical Group has the resources to keep Airmen ready and healthy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maura Turjillo, 18th Medical Group allergy and immunizations technician, gathers a patient’s vaccines March 14, 2017 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Whether maintaining an up-to-date flu vaccine or preparing for a temporary duty, the 18th Medical Group has the resources to keep Airmen ready and healthy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

The immunization clinic after a rush of customers March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The clinic features walk in hours for Airmen and their families to get the vaccinations they need as their schedules allow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

The immunization clinic after a rush of customers March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The clinic features walk in hours for Airmen and their families to get the vaccinations they need as their schedules allow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- A vaccine is prepared March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The immunization clinic offers an annual flu vaccine to not only service members, but their families as well. With children and individuals over 65 being much more susceptible to the effects of viruses in general, ensuring they’re protected is incredibly important. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy)