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Influenza (Flu)

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It's time to get your flu shot. Veterans enrolled in VA health care can get a free flu shot at:

  • VA health care facilities
  • Community retail pharmacies and urgent care providers (in VA’s network)

Find a facility near you and call before you visit to be sure flu vaccine is available.

Flu – short for influenza – is a respiratory illness that spreads easily from person to person.

Flu vaccination is your best protection against the flu, which usually begins in the fall and can continue through late spring. Everyone age 6 months and older should get the vaccine.

 

Flu Shots Near You

Learn more about where to get a no-cost flu shot at your local VA or from a provider near you here.

Flu Vaccines

Learn about flu vaccines and why you should get vaccinated.

Prevention

Learn how you can step up to prevent flu.

Treatment

Find out how to treat flu and when to seek medical care.

Tools & Materials

Download flu tools and materials: videos, posters and more.

Health Professionals

Flu vaccination is a priority for VA health care providers. Learn more.

Pandemic Flu

Learn how VA prepares for and responds to pandemic flu.

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