Getting a flu shot protects you, your loved ones and your neighborhood. The CDC recommends getting your flu shot earlier than October thirty first of every 12 months.
Enrolled Veterans have a number of choices to obtain a no-cost flu vaccine this 12 months:
- When you’ve got an upcoming routine appointment along with your supplier, you’ll be able to 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 means of the VA’s Group 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 car at any of our drive-through flu shot clinics. For extra info on drive by means of dates and areas, go to our Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics web page.
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters won’t be given on the drive-through flu clinic.
Nonetheless, 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 12 months voted for preferential use of a higher-dose flu vaccine or an adjuvanted flu vaccine for individuals 65 years or older.
Per CDC: “If considered one of these vaccines isn’t obtainable on the time of administration, individuals on this age group ought to get a standard-dose unadjuvanted inactivated flu vaccine as a substitute.”
See extra – CDC Steerage – Age 65 and Older.
Eligible Veterans can even get no-cost flu vaccines at in-network retail pharmacies and pressing care clinics by means of the VA’s Group Care Community (CCN).
If wanted, it’s also possible to get vaccinated for COVID on the similar time. Flu pictures can be found by means of the CCN from September 1, 2022 by means of April 30, 2023.
See vital directions: Easy methods to Get a Free Flu Shot By means of the Group Care Community.
Take your VA ID card and the VA’s Billing Info Flyer under. (Print, take a screenshot or pull up this web page on the time of vaccine):
VA Billing Info Flyer
Should you Obtain a Flu Shot at Any Group Location:
Please notify your group or ship a SECURE MESSAGE utilizing My Well being-E-Vet, together with your title, final 4 digits of SSN, and the date and placement you obtained the vaccine so your medical report may be up to date. Bringing your vaccine info to your scheduled appointments is all the time appreciated so your report may be up to date.