Veterans Receive A Free Flu Vaccine Through Walgreens or Duane Reade Through March 31,2018
With flu season kicking off, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walgreens are making it easier than ever to protect Veterans against the Flu. Veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA Health Care System can visit their local Walgreens or Duane Reade location to receive a FREE flu shot from now until March 31, 2018.
As stated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: All Veterans who are currently enrolled in VA care may walk into any of the over 8,000 Walgreens nationally and the Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York metropolitan area to receive a vaccination at no cost. After presenting a Veterans identification card and a photo ID, a Walgreens pharmacist administers the vaccine and transmits that information securely to VA where it becomes part of the patient’s electronic medical record.
This program has been especially beneficial to enrolled Veterans who live in rural areas. Because many may live at greater distances from VA medical facilities, the Walgreens partnership provides increased access to no cost flu vaccinations. Last year 45 percent of the VA patients who received a flu shot at Walgreens were classified as rural or highly rural by the VA zip code map.
VA is committed to keeping Veteran patients healthy, and during flu season vaccination is the best way to prevent the spread of flu. No matter where you live, visit your local VA clinic or Walgreens to get a no-cost quadrivalent flu shot.
You can find a Walgreens location near you here.
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