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VA schedules free drive-up flu shot clinics for veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN — Flu vaccinations are now available for veterans enrolled in VA health care at their regularly scheduled VA appointments.

Veterans may also get vaccinated during free drive-up walk-in flu shot clinics at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain from Sept. 21 through Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. No appointment is necessary. Follow the signs to the drive-up flu clinic.

Veterans may call 800- 215-8262, extension 34758, for updated VA Flu Shot Clinics at the VA Medical Center and its seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in the Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin.

Veterans enrolled in VA health care who received their flu shot elsewhere are requested to contact their VA primary care clinic and provide that information.

“The best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications is with a flu vaccine,” said Ann Mattson, RN, Infection Control Nurse at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

“Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions,” added Mattson.

For more information on flu vaccinations and prevention, go to https://www.prevention.va.gov/flu/ or https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm.

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