Getting a flu shot protects you, your loved ones and your group. The CDC recommends getting your flu shot earlier than October thirty first of every yr.
Enrolled Veterans have a number of choices to obtain a no-cost flu vaccine this yr:
- When you have an upcoming routine appointment together with your supplier, you possibly can obtain your flu shot in clinic, at any Major Care, Behavioral Well being or Specialty Clinic.
- At any of our drive-through flu shot clinics.
- By the VA’s Neighborhood Care Community.
Drive-through Flu Shot Clinics
We’ve made it simpler than ever to get your free flu shot! Obtain your flu shot within the comfort of your automobile at any of our drive-through flu shot clinics. For extra info on drive by dates and areas, go to our Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics web page.
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters is not going to be given on the drive-through flu clinic.
Nevertheless, Veterans who want to obtain each a COVID-19 vaccine or booster AND a Flu Vaccine on the identical day ought to evaluate our drive-through flu clinic dates when reserving their COVID-19 vaccine.
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, name our Scheduling Unit at 1-800-574-8387, Ext. 54453.
Flu Vaccines – Age 65 and Older
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) / CDC this yr voted for preferential use of a higher-dose flu vaccine or an adjuvanted flu vaccine for individuals 65 years or older.
Per CDC: “If one in every of these vaccines is just not out there on the time of administration, folks on this age group ought to get a standard-dose unadjuvanted inactivated flu vaccine as a substitute.”
See extra – CDC Guidance – Age 65 and Older.
Eligible Veterans also can get no-cost flu vaccines at in-network retail pharmacies and pressing care clinics by the VA’s Neighborhood Care Community (CCN).
If wanted, you can too get vaccinated for COVID on the similar time. Flu photographs can be found by the CCN from September 1, 2022 by April 30, 2023.
See necessary directions: How to Get a Free Flu Shot Through the Community Care Network.
Take your VA ID card and the VA’s Billing Data Flyer under. (Print, take a screenshot or pull up this web page on the time of vaccine):
In case you Obtain a Flu Shot at Any Neighborhood Location:
Please notify your group or ship a SECURE MESSAGE utilizing My Health-E-Vet, together with your identify, final 4 digits of SSN, and the date and site you acquired the vaccine so your medical document will be up to date. Bringing your vaccine info to your scheduled appointments is at all times appreciated so your document will be up to date.