If you are a veteran the VA has made arrangements to provide free flu shots. Getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect yourself, as well as your loved ones, against the flu virus. The following information is provided as a service by Veterans Home Care and the VetAssist Program to our veterans. Veterans Home Care and the VetAssist Program are not government agencies and are not affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
For more information please go to http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/.
The VA Has Teamed With Walgreens To Provide Shots.
You may opt to get a free flu shot at your local VA health care facility or you may choose to go to your neighborhood Walgreens.
As an enrolled VA patient, you can get a no-cost flu shot at Walgreens from August 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016.
VA health care facilities
You may receive a no-cost flu shot during any scheduled appointment, if you are admitted to one of our VA health care facilities, or at one of the convenient walk-in flu stations.
For more information on locations and hours contact your local VA health care facility.
If you are a Veteran patient in the VA system, you may choose to get a no-cost flu shot at a local Walgreens between now and March 31, 2016.
No appointment is required; simply go to any Walgreens, tell the pharmacist you receive care at a VA facility and show your Veterans Identification Card and another form of photo ID. Use Group Code # 5933XBAYV.
Your immunization record will be updated electronically in your local VA electronic health record.
Non-VA Providers and Pharmacies
Many local retail pharmacies offer flu shots that may be covered by private insurance or programs such as Medicare. If you do not have insurance, there will usually be a charge.
View this video for more information about VA’s national immunization initiative to provide Veterans more options, easier access, and seamless records when it comes to getting their seasonal flu shot.