Getting a flu shot protects you, your circle of relatives and your neighborhood. The CDC recommends getting your flu shot ahead of October thirty first of each and every yr.
Enrolled Veterans have a number of choices to obtain a no-cost flu vaccine this yr:
- If in case you have an upcoming regimen appointment along with your supplier, you’ll be able to obtain your flu shot in health facility, at any Number one Care, Behavioral Well being or Distinctiveness Health facility.
- At any of our drive-through flu shot clinics.
- During the VA’s Neighborhood Care Community.
Power-through Flu Shot Clinics
We’ve made it more uncomplicated than ever to get your unfastened flu shot! Obtain your flu shot within the comfort of your automobile at any of our drive-through flu shot clinics. For more info on force via dates and places, discuss with our Power-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 health facility.
Alternatively, Veterans who need to obtain each a COVID-19 vaccine or booster AND a Flu Vaccine at the similar day will have to evaluate our drive-through flu health facility dates when reserving their COVID-19 vaccine.
To time table 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.
In line with CDC: “If this type of vaccines isn’t to be had on the time of management, other folks on this age staff will have to get a standard-dose unadjuvanted inactivated flu vaccine as an alternative.”
See extra – CDC Steering – Age 65 and Older.
Eligible Veterans too can get no-cost flu vaccines at in-network retail pharmacies and pressing care clinics throughout the VA’s Neighborhood Care Community (CCN).
If wanted, you’ll be able to additionally get vaccinated for COVID on the similar time. Flu pictures are to be had throughout the CCN from September 1, 2022 via April 30, 2023.
See vital directions: The best way to Get a Unfastened Flu Shot During the Neighborhood Care Community.
Take your VA ID card and the VA’s Billing Knowledge Flyer underneath. (Print, take a screenshot or pull up this web page on the time of vaccine):
VA Billing Knowledge Flyer
In case you Obtain a Flu Shot at Any Neighborhood Location:
Please notify your crew or ship a SECURE MESSAGE the usage of My Well being-E-Vet, together with your title, closing 4 digits of SSN, and the date and placement you gained the vaccine so your clinical report may also be up to date. Bringing your vaccine data for your scheduled appointments is at all times preferred so your report may also be up to date.