Getting the flu shot protects you, your family and your community. The CDC recommends getting your flu shot by October 31st of each year.
Registered veterans have several options for receiving a free flu vaccine this year.
- If you have future plans normal schedule You can get your flu shot at a clinic, primary care, behavioral health, or specialty clinic with your health care provider.
- in any of us Drive-thru flu vaccination clinic.
- through VA’s Community Care Network.
Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Getting a free flu shot has never been easier. Get your flu shot from the convenience of your vehicle at one of our drive-thru flu shot clinics. For more information on drive-thru dates and locations, visit: Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic page.
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters do not do Available at drive-thru influenza clinics.
However, veterans who want to receive both the COVID-19 vaccine or booster When influenza vaccine On the same day we need to review Drive-thru flu clinic dates. When booking a COVID-19 vaccine.
To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine or booster, please call the Scheduling Unit. 1-800-574-8387,extension. 54453.
Influenza Vaccine – 65+
The Advisory Committee on Immunization (ACIP)/CDC voted this year to prioritize the use of high-dose or adjuvant influenza vaccines for people 65 and older.
Per CDC: “If one of these vaccines is not available at the time of administration, people in this age group should instead receive a standard dose of non-adjuvanted inactivated influenza vaccine.”
see next – CDC Guidance – Age 65+.
Through the VA’s Community Care Network (CCN), eligible veterans can also obtain free flu vaccines at retail pharmacies and emergency clinics within the network.
You can also get a COVID vaccination at the same time if you want. Flu vaccinations are available from CCN. September 1, 2022 finished April 30, 2023.
See Important Instructions: How to get a free flu shot through your community care network.
Bring your VA ID card and VA Billing Information Flyer below. (Print, screenshot or pull up this page at the time of vaccination):
VA Billing Information Flyer
If you received your flu shot at a community location:
Please notify our team or send us a secure message using My Health-E-Vet, name, last 4 digits of SSN, date and place of vaccination, to enable medical records to be updated. Bring vaccine information to your scheduled appointment so we can update your records.