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The Flu--Yes it is Also Here!

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It's not too late to get your flu shot



If you haven't gotten your annual flu shot yet, there's still time. The flu shot is the best way to help keep you from getting the flu and, if you do get sick with the flu, your symptoms likely won't be as bad or last as long.

Remember, the flu shot is covered for people with Medicare from providers that accept Medicare or your Medicare plan. You can also get your flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine at the same visit.

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Flu season peaks in the winter, but can last well into the spring. That's why it's important to get your flu shot if you haven't done so already.

Don't wait — get your flu shot today!


The Medicare Team

The annual influenza (Flu) season is here, and, yes, it is piggy-backing on the current Covid-19 pandemic, but health authorities are definately recommending that individuals be immunized against the "common flu."

The flu vaccine cannot give one the flu, but it may prevent the recipient from contracting the flu, or, if one does get the flu, it will be a milder case.  Some individuals may have a local reaction (redness or mild tenderness) at the site of injection, others may develope a low-grade fever and mild, generalized achiness, but that is not "having the flu"!  Some individuals may be allergic to actual components of the vaccine and should seek medical advice from their personal physician.

Free "Flu shots" for veterans registered with the VA Health Care system! 

No-charge influenza immunizations are available at VA health facilities and at Community Retail Pharmacies and Urgent Care Centers that are part of the VA Community Care Network (CCN). To learn more and find a participating pharmacy or urgent care center click on the link below: 

Disease prevention is in everyone's best interest!