Information provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Are you a veteran enrolled in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system who still has not received your flu shot?
The cold and flu season is upon us and the Department of Veterans Affairs has once again teamed up with Walgreens pharmacies nationwide to allow all veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be able to walk into any of the more than 8,200 Walgreens nationally to receive a vaccination at no cost. Vaccinations will be available through March 31, 2019.
Veterans wishing to receive the no cost vaccination simply need to present a veterans identification card and a photo ID, at any participating Walgreens. The Group ID is: VAFLU.
In addition, after the Walgreens pharmacist administers the vaccine, Walgreens will transmit the information securely to the Veterans Health Administration office where it becomes part of the patient’s electronic medical record.
To locate a Walgreens store near you, call 800-WALGREENs (800-925-4733), or go to www.Walgreens.com/findastore. To get more information on flu and flu vaccines, visit https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/immunization.asp.