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Walgreens Offer Free Flu Shots

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has teamed up with national retail pharmacy Walgreens to provide free flu vaccinations for enrolled Veterans. All Veterans who are currently enrolled in VA care may walk into any of the over 8,000 Walgreens nationally (and the Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York metropolitan area) to receive a vaccination at no cost. After presenting a Veterans Identification Card and a photo ID, a Walgreens pharmacist administers the vaccine and transmits that information securely to VA where it becomes part of the patient's electronic medical record. To learn more about the partnership, call 1-877-771-8537 or visit the VA website at www.ehealth.va.gov/Immunization.asp. To locate a Walgreens store near you, call 800-WALGREENs (800-925-4733) or visit the Walgreens website at Walgreens.com/findastore. For more information on flu and flu vaccine, visit the VA Influenza webpage at www.publichealth.va.gov/flu or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/flu.

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