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VA Encourages Veterans to Get their Flu Shot

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VA is also partnering again this year with Walgreens to provide flu shots at no cost through March 31, 2018 to Veterans enrolled in VA care.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

It’s flu season, and VA North Texas Health Care System is reminding all Veteran patients to get a flu shot. Early prevention is key to give your body time to build immunity.

The CDC recommends everyone over 6 months should receive an annual flu shot before the end of October, although it is still effective later in the season. Those especially at high risk include the elderly and people with certain health conditions. Anyone with egg allergies should speak to your provider.

Flu shots are available at all VA North Texas facilities and community-based outpatient clinics for Veterans with an honorable discharge from the military who present their Veteran identification card, discharge certificate or DD214. Veterans can receive flu shots at their regular clinic appointments or walk-in and drive-thru clinics at times and locations listed below.

VA is also partnering again this year with Walgreens to provide flu shots at no cost through March 31, 2018. Veterans currently enrolled in VA care may present their VA ID with photo ID to any Walgreens and get a free flu shot. To locate a Walgreens store near you, call 800-WALGREENs (800-925-4733) or on-line Walgreens.com/findastore. Be sure to let your VA provider know if you received the flu shot in your community or other non-VA location. 

VA North Texas Flu Shots Schedule:

Dallas VA Medical Center, 4500 S. Lancaster Rd., Dallas 75216

Walk-in:   Monday-Friday, Atrium, 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Drive-through:   Saturday, September 30, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., south entrance
  Saturday, October 14, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., south entrance
  Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., south entrance


Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, 1201 E. 9th St., Bonham 75418

Walk-in:  Monday-Friday, Building 1/4th floor Specialty Clinic, 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Drive-through: Saturday, September 30, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., west entrance at building 1
  Saturday, October 14, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., west entrance at building 1
  Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., west entrance at building 1


Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic, 2201 SE Loop 820, Fort Worth 76119

Walk-in:  Monday-Friday, Patient Resource Center, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Drive-through: Saturday, September 30, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., ambulance entrance
  Saturday, October 14, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., ambulance entrance


Tyler VA Outpatient Clinic, 7916 S. Broadway, Tyler 75703

Wallk-in:  Monday-Friday, Reception, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Drive-through: Saturday, October 14, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., front parking


Plano VA Outpatient Clinic, 3804 W. 15th St., Plano 75075

Walk-in:  Monday-Friday, Reception, 2 – 4 p.m. 
Drive-through: Saturday, October 14, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., front parking

Should flu-like symptoms develop, including fever, cough and/or sore throat, rest at home and drink plenty of liquids. Over-the-counter flu medications may relieve symptoms, but consult your doctor for possible interactions with other medications you are taking. Alcohol and/or tobacco should be avoided. Call 911 if you develop difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, dizziness, confusion or severe vomiting.

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