Protect Yourself from Flu
Get your no-cost flu shot
The flu vaccine can help keep you and your loved ones healthy this fall. Eligible Veterans can get a no-cost flu shot. This includes anyone enrolled in VA who received care from a VA or in-network community provider in the past 24 months. Flu shots are available at many VA facilities or one of 70,000 community pharmacies and urgent care locations nationwide. Use our facility locator and call to learn when and where you can get a flu vaccine.
Many people are still getting sick with COVID-19. Protecting yourself from the flu is an important way to stay healthy. A flu shot is your best protection against the flu and possible complications, including hospitalization and death.
Where can I get my flu shot?
You can get a no-cost flu shot at a VA facility or community location. Use our facility locator and call to learn when and where you can get a flu vaccine. Type in your zip code and choose a VA facility, pharmacy, or urgent care walk-in clinic near you.
We recommend you get your shot before the end of October to be protected for flu season. When seeing a community provider, let them know you’re a Veteran enrolled in VA health care and you’d like to get the flu shot paid for by VA. Show them the VA’s billing information on your mobile device or print it and bring it to your visit.
For help with in-network community flu shots, call 877-881-7618 or your local VA facility.
One visit—two vaccines
You may be able to get your COVID-19 shot and a flu vaccine during the same visit. Use our facility locator and call to learn when and where you can get a flu or COVID vaccine. If you think it’s time for your COVID-19 booster shot, read guidance from VA to learn more. If you have questions or are unsure if you’re eligible for your first or second COVID-19 booster shot, send your doctor a Secure Message or call your VA pharmacy. It’s still okay to get your COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine separately. But you shouldn’t delay in getting your flu shot.
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Influenza (National Center for Prevention)
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Created on August 19, 2022