Free flu shot clinics for veterans offered

IRON MOUNTAIN – Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA health care. Veterans may request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled VA appointments.

Veterans may also get vaccinated during free walk-in flu shot clinics at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, now through Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the main outpatient clinic waiting area No appointment is necessary.

Veterans may call (800) 215-8262, extension 34758, for an updated listing of VA Flu Shot Clinics throughout the Upper Peninsula.

In addition, the VA has partnered with Walgreens to provide no-cost flu shots to enrolled Veterans without filling out VA forms or carrying paper records. Veterans can simply go to their local Walgreens, tell the pharmacist they receive care at a VA facility, and show their Veterans Identification Card or other proof they are enrolled in the VA health care system.