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Flu Season 2018

FREE Flu Vaccines for Enrolled Veterans at Eastern Kansas HCS

 

The seasonal flu vaccine is available now through March 31, 2019, at the Topeka VA Medical Center, Leavenworth VA Medical Center, and all Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Flu shots are available during scheduled visits and also on a walk-in basis during normal clinic hours in all Primary Care, Behavioral Health, and Specialty Clinics.

Other flexible options:

After Hours – Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Emergency Room (Topeka and Leavenworth VA Medical Centers)
4:30 pm – 8 am; Monday – Friday
24 hours; Saturday & Sunday

Walk-In Flu Shot Clinics

Topeka VA Medical Center
September 29 and October 27, 2018.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.   Saturday.
Building 1 – Red Team.   Use 21st Street (North) entrance to grounds.  

Topeka VA Medical Center
October 1-5, 2018.
8:30 am – 4:00 pm.   Monday – Friday.
Building 1 – Main Lobby.   Use 21st Street (North) entrance to grounds.  

Leavenworth VA Medical Center
September 29 and October 27, 2018.  
8:30 am – 4:00 pm.   Saturday.
Main Building (East side entrance) - 5th Floor, Room C517.  

Leavenworth VA Medical Center
October 1-5, 27, 2018.
8:30 am – 4:00 pm.   Monday – Friday
Main Building (East entrance) - 5th Floor, Room C517.  

Junction City Community Outreach Clinic
October 6, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.   Saturday.

Lawrence Community Outreach Clinic
October 20, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.   Saturday

Platte City Community Outreach Clinic
September 29, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.   Saturday

St. Joseph Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
September 29, 2018
8:30 am – 4:00 pm.   Saturday

Related Links

VA Flu Website
VA Don't Pass It On Campaign 
Flu Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)*
* Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. The link will open in a new window.

Walgreens Pharmacy

The VHA and Walgreens are national partners again this year, allowing enrolled Veterans to receive a free standard dose flu vaccine through March 31, 2019 at any Walgreens location.
  • Present your VA ID card and another photo ID.
  • Be sure to tell Walgreens staff that you are a Veteran. Walgreens will automatically transmit your immunization record electronically to the VA to update your health record
  • Walgreens offers the free quadrivalent (standard dose) vaccine only. Veterans age 65 or older who wish to receive an alternate vaccine will be directed to their nearest VA Medical Center or Community Based Outpatient Clinic, or may choose instead to have their Medicare or private insurance billed.  If questinos about which baccine you should receive, contact your team.
  • To locate a Walgreens store near you, call 800-WALGREENS (800-925-4733), or visit Walgreens website.
  • If you have questions or difficulties at any Walgreens location, contact the Walgreens Call Center at 1-866-964-1812.
  • See more about the Walgreens partnership

EKHCS Dosing Recommendations 

While no single formulation is preferred and recommendations vary, for the 2018-19 Flu Season, EKHCS is providing the FLUAD vaccine for persons age 65 and older.   The quadrivalent (standard dose) will be available for all other patients.   

If you receive your flu vaccine at any non-VA location

Please send a SECURE MESSAGE using My Health-E-Vet or CALL 1-800-574-8387, Ext 53348, and leave a message which includes your name, last 4 digits of SSN, date vaccine was received, and facility it was received at, so that your medical record can be updated.

Flu Shot Information Hotline

For up-to-date information on availability of the flu vaccine, or to confirm the above dates and times, you may call our Flu Information Hotline at 1-800-574-8387, Ext. 53243.

Learn about flu vaccines and why you should get vaccinated.  Also, review the Vaccination Information Statement from the Centers for Disease Control.    

Protect yourself--Protect Others: Receive this yearly vaccine!