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Flu Shots Available at Washington DC VA Medical Center

Flu shots

Washington DC VA Medical Center Offers Veterans Two Ways To Get Flu Vaccine.

Walk-In Flu Clinic

The Washington DC VA Medical Center will offer a walk-in Flu Shot Clinic to eligible Veterans Oct. 3, 2022, through Nov. 18, 2022. Eligible Veterans can visit the Washington DC VA Medical Center’s main lobby, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to receive their flu vaccine. After Nov. 18, Veterans can receive a flu vaccine from their primary care provider at the main medical center or any VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).

No-Cost Flu Vaccines Available Through Community Care

Eligible Veterans may now opt to receive a no-cost flu vaccine from an In-Network VA Community Provider until April 30, 2022. Many urgent care locations offering walk in care, retail pharmacies, including those found in supermarkets, and local pharmacies offer no-cost flu vaccines to Veterans.

To locate a VA medical facility, in-network urgent care or retail pharmacy near you, use the VA Locator, here’s how:

  • Enter the city, state, or postal zip code for your location.
  • Choose a "Facility Type" from the drop-down menu
    • Select "VA Health" for VA medical center locations
    • Select "Urgent Care", for all in-network urgent care 
    • Select "Community Pharmacies" for in-network pharmacies
  • Click search
  • Choose a provider

Once you have chosen a provider, complete these steps before you go:

  • Call to ensure the urgent care provider or retail pharmacy offers the no-cost flu shot benefit and the vaccine type you are seeking (some flu vaccines are for people aged 65 and older)
  • Bring this billing information flyer with you (print it or take a screenshot on your phone)

When you arrive:

  • Tell the provider you are a Veteran enrolled in VA health care
  • Tell them you would like to receive a flu shot paid for by VA
  • Show your government-issued ID and this billing information flyer (Print, take a screenshot or pull up this page at time of vaccine)

Make sure you receive your flu shot from an in-network VA provider to avoid costs. For assistance with in-network community flu shots, call 877-881-7618 or your local VA medical facility.

 

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to receive a flu shot at an in-network retail pharmacy or urgent care location if:

  • You are enrolled in the VA health care system, AND
  • You received care from a VA provider or an in-network community care provider within the past 24 months

Confirm your eligibility by calling your local VA facility, or by following these steps:

  1. Call 800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411)
  2. Select option 1 (urgent care information)
  3. Select option 3 (urgent care information)
  4. Select option 1 (check urgent care eligibility)

NOTE: Family members and beneficiaries are not eligible.


The community provider will send your flu shot vaccination documentation to VA. VA will update your medical record. You can also request a copy of your flu shot documentation and provide it to your VA provider.

 

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