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Join Us!! Third COVID-19 Townhall Update with Major General George Appenzeller!

Image of MHS and Military OneSource COVID-19 Townhall, with Major General (Dr.) George N. Appenzeller.  Wednesday, 14 April, 1 PM ET. Join Us for the third Townhall with Military OneSource!

Please join us for the Third COVID-19 Townhall!

April 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Major General George Appenzeller, Assistant Director for Combat Support at the Defense Health Agency, will be answering questions related to the COVID-19 vaccine, including where and when you can get it; the vaccine uptake increase; OCONUS Vaccinations; new CDC guidance, and other topics. 

Please also join us on the following dates for additional COVID-19 Townhall updates!

Military OneSource will host DHA experts, allowing them the opportunity to address various topics related to COVID-19, such as:

  • Available vaccines and their distribution, safety, and efficacy
  • Scheduling appointments within the Military Health System
  • Guidance on continued protective measures to slow the spread of the virus
  • Personal/real positive outcomes from vaccines

Join us here on the following dates as well:

  • May 12, 2021
  • May 25, 2021
  • June 8, 2021
  • June 22, 2021

Get the latest facts about the virus and DHA's response to it.  We look forward to seeing you here!

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