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VA sets free drive-up flu shot clinics

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 on September 21st to 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT each day. No appointment is necessary. Follow the signs to the drive-up flu clinic. The VA Medical Center is located at 325 East H Street in Iron Mountain.

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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