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Veteran patients can now get their flu shot from their primary care clinic or at their specialty care appointments. Simply ask for your flu shot at your next VA health care appointment.
Veterans - you can also get your vaccine at any of our community locations .
GET YOUR FLU SHOT AT WALGREENS Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system can now choose to get a no-cost flu shot at a local Walgreens. No appointment is required. Veteran patients may go to any Walgreens, tell the pharmacist they receive care at a VA facility and show their Veterans Identification Card and another form of photo ID to receive a flu shot. The VA-enrolled patient will be asked to fill out a Vaccine Administration Record (VAR) as part of the process. Download and print the VAR form to make it easier to get the flu shot from your local Walgreens. More information at https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/immunization.asp
Common Questions about the Flu Vaccine
Who should get a flu shot? Influenza is a common, often miserable, illness that can cause serious health problems in some people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention** recommends that every person age 6 months of age and older should receive a flu shot every season.
Can I get the flu from a flu shot? This is a common question. According to the CDC**, you cannot get the flu from a flu shot. Only inactive (dead) flu viruses are used to make the flu shot vaccines.
What if I get the flu soon after getting a flu shot? This could mean: - You were exposed to the flu virus before the flu shot took effect. - You have a weak immune system or other illness that causes your body to take longer to make antibodies and build immunity. - Your body fails to make antibodies after getting a flu shot. - The flu shot vaccine does not match all the flu viruses that are currently spreading.