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Flu shots

Fighting flu together.

Update, September 19, 2022

We have not yet received the standard dose flu vaccine, which is for patients under 65. We expect it to arrive in time for the flu clinics on September 29.

On September 22, we will only be vaccinating Veterans 65 years and older. We have the Fluad vaccine, which is for that age group.

At all flu clinics, we will offer the updated COVID-19 boosters to eligible Veterans.

Free flu vaccines are available at retail pharmacies and urgent care locations through April 30, 2023. Learn more about how to find a flu shot near you. Bring your Veteran ID and billing information.

If you prefer to wait to receive your flu vaccine at VA, check our website for updated information.

Ways to get your flu shot

No-cost flu shot at a community provider in VA’s network

No-cost flu vaccines are available at retail pharmacies and urgent care locations from September 1, 2022, through April 30, 2023. Learn more about how to find a flu shot near you.

Walk-in flu shot clinic at Minneapolis VA medical center

Enrolled Veterans are welcome to walk-in to the Minneapolis VA medical center for a flu shot clinic. The clinic will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Sep. 22, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. (only for Veterans 65 years and older)
  • Thursday, Sep. 29, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Drive-up flu shot clinic at our VA Community Clinics

Enrolled Veterans are also welcome to visit a drive-up flu shot clinic, held at all 13 of our VA Community Clinics, on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Sep. 22, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. (only for Veterans 65 years and older)
  • Thursday, Sep. 29, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Scheduled appointments and inpatient admissions

For enrolled Veterans, the flu vaccine will be available soon at scheduled appointments and during inpatient admissions at the Minneapolis VA medical center and our VA Community Clinics.

NCP Flu 1 visit, 2 vaccines