VA encourages veterans to get flu vaccinations

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Thousands of Americans are hospitalized with influenza annually, and the illness can be serious, particularly among young children, older adults and people with certain chronic health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes. As such, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months or older gets an annual flu immunization.
Enrolled veterans can receive their seasonal flu vaccination at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center or any VA clinic throughout Southern Nevada beginning Sept. 14. In addition, all Las Vegas VA clinics will offer drive-up flu shot clinics beginning on Sept. 21. The North Las Vegas VA Medical Center will offer drive-up flu shots beginning Oct. 13.
Additionally, eligible veterans can also receive a standard or high-dose flu shot vaccination at more than 60,000 Community Care Network retail pharmacies and urgent care locations. This replaces the Walgreens Retail Immunization Care Coordination Program, which ended in March.
No appointment or VA referral is required. Veterans need to present a valid government-issued identification. Veterans can use the VA Locator to find a VA facility, in-network retail pharmacy or urgent care location near them by going to https://www.va.gov/find-locations
By getting immunized from influenza, individuals are less likely to …

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