Manchester VA Med Center offering flu clinics for veteransManchester VA Medical Center
October 19. 2017 12:52AM
MANCHESTER — Receiving a flu shot is the best way to protect oneself against getting the flu, and the Manchester VA Medical Center offers veterans several options to receive their flu shot.
Veterans may choose to attend one of the following flu clinics at the Mountain Entrance of the Manchester VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Road: A walk-in clinic will be offered daily from Monday, Oct. 23, through Friday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. A drive-thru clinic will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Veterans can also ask for the shot at appointments in Primary Care, Specialty Care, Urgent Care or any Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
Or they can walk into their local Walgreens, show their Veterans Identification Card and receive the flu shot at no charge (visit goo.gl/fZ8j6A for more information).
VA healthcare providers recommend that all veterans receive a yearly flu vaccine, which is a safe and easy procedure.
An annual flu shot not only helps to protect the individual, but also helps to keep the flu from spreading to others.
Those older than 65, or those with a chronic health condition, are at risk of experiencing health complications from the flu.
It is also important to know that receiving the flu shot cannot cause a person to get the flu.
For questions about the VA flu shots, please call Faith Mazzucchelli, RN, at (603) 624-4366, ext. 2140.