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National Walgreens Program

A doctor giving a patient a flu shot

Veterans can now get their annual flu shot at their neighborhood Walgreens.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Flu season is here again, and we have great news about how we are making it more convenient for Veterans to get their annual flu shot!

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) just launched a national program with Walgreens to make it easier than ever for Veterans to stay healthy. Now, protecting a Veteran’s health with a flu shot is as close as their local VA or neighborhood Walgreens!

By getting their flu shot from either their local VA health care facility or neighborhood Walgreens, they don’t have to complete VA forms or carry around paper records. Now that’s seamless service!

 “VA is proud to partner with Walgreens to provide needed vaccines to our nation’s Veterans,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. “This partnership is a great example of how government and the private sector can work together to effectively and efficiently provide Veterans the care and benefits that they've earned.”

Through its nearly 8,200 locations nationwide, Walgreens will offer flu and other recommended vaccinations to Veterans.  Vaccinations are available daily during all pharmacy hours with no appointment necessary and are subject to availability.

Patients are encouraged to check with their health plan for specific coverage details.  To find the nearest Walgreens, Veterans can call 1-800-WALGREENS or visit the Walgreens website. For more information about VA’s immunization program, visit the eHealth website.


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