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NEWS RELEASE: VA Offers Eligible Veterans Seasonal Flu Vaccine

October 3, 2013

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

VA Offers Eligible Veterans Seasonal Flu Vaccine


 
OMAHA, Neb., -- The Veterans Health Administration seasonal flu vaccination campaign kicks off Monday. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Infection: Don’t Pass It On.” Veterans are encouraged to receive their free flu vaccination at their nearest VA health care facility.

Veterans must be enrolled in the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System to be eligible to receive the flu vaccination.  Veterans not already enrolled may apply for enrollment at their nearest VA clinic. If the Veteran meets current requirements for enrollment, he or she may be provided the vaccination.

Veterans are encouraged to receive their flu vaccination during their regularly scheduled appointments in the primary care, mental health and specialty clinics. However, a walk-in flu clinic is also available at the VA facilities during the following dates and times:

Walk-In Flu Vaccine Clinic Schedule (Oct. 7 through Nov. 22 unless otherwise noted for the respective sites below)
NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

VA Medical Center, 4101 Woolworth Ave, Omaha, Neb., 800-451-5796
Clinic is located near the Blue Clinic in the main lobby area (signs posted)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 and Nov. 9, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

VA Clinic, 2201 N. Broadwell Ave, Grand Island, Neb., 308-382-3660
Available through primary care clinics
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 7, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

VA Clinic, 600 S. 70th Street, Lincoln, Neb., 402-489-3802
Clinic is located in the Canteen in the lower level 
Oct. 7 through Oct. 25
Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 19 and 26, 9 to 11 a.m. in the primary care clinics

VA Clinic, 600 E. Francis, Suite 3, North Platte, Neb., 308-532-6906
Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

VA Clinic, 2501 Capehart Road (Ehrling Bergquist, lower level), Bellevue, Neb., 402-591-4500
Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

VA Clinic, 710 S. 13th Street, Norfolk, Neb., 402-370-4570
Veterans can call for an appointment or walk-in flu shot Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Veterans are encouraged to walk-in after 1 p.m. for faster service due to higher morning patient volume.)

VA Clinic, 1118 Burlington Street, Holdrege, Neb., 308-995-3760
Mondays to Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. (Veterans are encouraged to walk-in after 1 p.m. for faster service due to higher morning patient volume.)

VA Clinic, 512 S. Fremont, Shenandoah, Iowa. 712-246-0092
Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Available upon request for walk-ins.)

VA Clinic through Avera St. Anthony’s Outreach Clinic, 555. E. John Street, O’Neill, Neb., 402-336-2982
Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
 
NOTE: Walk-in flu clinics will not be available when the VA outpatient clinics are closed for federal holidays.

About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA NWIHCS employees serve more than 161,000 Veterans in Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of Kansas and Missouri. The system includes a tertiary medical center in Omaha and a Community Living Center in Grand Island, Neb.  Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa; and a contract outreach clinic in O’Neill, Neb. For more information, visit http://www.nebraska.va.gov 

For further information, contact:
Will Ackerman – Public Affairs Officer, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
Office:  402-995-4719; Cell:  402-332-6780
E-mail:  William.ackerman@va.gov 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/VANWIHCS
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NebraskaIowaVA 

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