Veterans Receive A Free Flu Vaccine through Walgreens or Local VA health care facility until
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With flu season kicking off, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walgreens are making it easier than ever to protect Veterans against the Flu. Veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA Health Care System can visit their local Walgreens' 9,600 locations or their local VA health care facility to receive a FREE flu shot from now until March 31, 2020.
As stated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs:
VA and Walgreens are national partners, providing no-cost quadrivalent flu shots to enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system. Now through March 31, 2020, enrolled Veteran patients nationwide have the option of getting their flu shot at any of Walgreens’ 9,600 locations, in addition to their local VA health care facilities.
How do I get my flu shot for free at Walgreens?
No appointment is required. Simply go to any Walgreens, tell the pharmacist you receive care at a VA facility, and show your Veterans Health Identification Card and another form of photo ID. (Patients will also be asked to complete a vaccine consent form at the time of service.)
Walgreens has the capability to electronically send vaccination information to the VA and your immunization record will be updated in your VA electronic health record.
The VA-Walgreens national partnership is part of VA’s eHealth Exchange project. This national program ensures that many Veterans get their no-cost flu shot at their local Walgreens, satisfying their wellness reminder because they either found it more convenient or did not have a scheduled appointment at a local VA health care facility.
Can I get my flu shot at no cost at the VA?
Yes! If you are enrolled with VA you may receive a no-cost flu shot during any scheduled VA appointment or at one of the convenient walk-in flu stations. For more information on locations and hours contact your local VA health care facility.
Need to apply for VA health care? Visit: https://www.va.gov/health-care/how-to-apply/
VA is committed to keeping Veteran patients healthy, and during flu season vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of flu. No matter where you live, visit your local VA clinic or Walgreens to get a no-cost quadrivalent flu shot.
You can find a Walgreens location near you here.