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Flu vaccinations

Flu season is here and the influenza vaccine can reduce your risk of associated illness and hospitalization. Getting vaccinated is more important than ever this season, not only to reduce your individual risk, but also to minimize the spread of flu to vulnerable Veterans and loved ones who may be at high risk for severe complications from the flu, as well as COVID-19.

The VA Boston Healthcare Systems is offering the following options for eligible Veterans to get their flu shot...

Walk-In Flu Vaccination Clinics offer both regular flu vaccine and the adjuvanted formulation -- adjuvanted flu vaccine is recommended for all adults 65 and older -- and are available according to the following schedule* as of Jan. 17, 2023:

Walk-in flu shot clinics list

Brockton Campus:

  • Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Building 22, Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic
  • Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Women's Health, Women Veteran Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

Jamaica Plain Campus:

  • Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Primary Care Conference Room, Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic
  • Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Women's Health, Women Veteran Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

West Roxbury Campus:

  • Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Building 1, Primary Care, Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

Causeway VA Outpatient Clinic:

  • Wednesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic
  • Fridays, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

Framingham VA Outpatient Clinic:

  • Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

Lowell VA Outpatient Clinic:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

Plymouth VA Outpatient Clinic:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

Quincy VA Outpatient Clinic:

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic

* Vaccine clinics are closed during all federal holidays.

You can always make an appointment with your primary care team for a flu shot, and flu vaccinations are also available during any scheduled Primary Care appointment -- just ask your provider. Please bring a VA health care ID, wear a loose-fitting or short-sleeve shirt, and wear a mask.

Eligible Veterans can receive a no-cost seasonal flu shot at one of more than 60,000 VA Community Care Network (CCN) in-network retail pharmacies and urgent care locations, as well. Find your nearest in-network community location at No appointment or VA referral is required, just bring this billing information card, and present valid government-issued identification, such as a Veteran Health ID Card, Department of Defense ID card, or a state-issued driver's license or ID card.