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Veteran patients can get their flu shot from their primary care clinic or you can 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 .
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 Veteran also needs this letter.
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.