Free Flu Shots for Veterans - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Free Flu Shots for Veterans

Army and Vietnam Veteran Clarence Shorter receives his flu shot in Prime Care Clinic 1.

Army and Vietnam Veteran Clarence Shorter receives his flu shot in Prime Care Clinic 1.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, or even death. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.
 
Veterans get your flu vaccines today! Protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu virus.
 
Where can you get the flu shot?

  • Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center:
         Primary Care provider
         Specialty Care provider
         Flu Walk-in Clinic: PrimeCare Clinic 1,
              8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Main Lobby Flu Shot Clinic: October 9, MEDVAMC, Main Lobby, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • All nine of our Community Based Outpatient Clinics
  • Any Walgreens Pharmacy: No appointment required. Tell the pharmacist you receive care at a VA facility, and show your Veterans Health identification card and another form of photo ID. Standard dose vaccines are free. There will be a fee for high dose vaccines for adults over age 65.

“We haven’t had a huge outbreak so far this year, but it’s still early,” said Susan Bogard, Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program manager. “The one thing about flu season is that it’s very unpredictable. Our two best defenses against it are to wash hands and get the flu shot.”

“Every season flu sickens millions of Americans, hospitalizes hundreds of thousands, and kills tens of thousands. The 2017-2018 flu season was the most severe in a decade. Be part of a growing population of individual who chose to fight the flu.

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