Mass vaccination shields Spangdahlem from flu

A pile of influenza vaccine applicators rest on a table inside the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2014. The vaccine must be stored between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius and only allowed to be out of that temperature once in its lifetime before use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

A pile of influenza vaccine applicators rest on a table inside the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2014. The vaccine must be stored between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius and only allowed to be out of that temperature once in its lifetime before use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dan Jackson, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management flight technician from South Hadley, Mass., receives a flu mist vaccine inside the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2014. The 52nd MDG hosts the mass vaccinations once per year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dan Jackson, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management flight technician from South Hadley, Mass., receives a flu mist vaccine inside the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2014. The 52nd MDG hosts the mass vaccinations once per year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen from the 52nd Medical Group administer a flu vaccine to members of the Spangdahlem community inside the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2014. The mass vaccination demonstrated the wing’s capability to protect the base population in the event of a disease threat or outbreak. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airmen from the 52nd Medical Group administer a flu vaccine to members of the Spangdahlem community inside the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2014. The mass vaccination demonstrated the wing’s capability to protect the base population in the event of a disease threat or outbreak. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Members of the 52nd Medical Group transcribe statistics into computers at the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2014. Vaccine recipients needed to fill out paperwork prior to the event for accountability purposes. The 52nd MDG technicians uploaded the information to allow a real-time report of the Airmen to unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Members of the 52nd Medical Group transcribe statistics into computers at the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2014. Vaccine recipients needed to fill out paperwork prior to the event for accountability purposes. The 52nd MDG technicians uploaded the information to allow a real-time report of the Airmen to unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gustavo Castillo/Released)