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VA schedules drive-up flu vaccine clinics for veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN – Drive-up flu vaccines are available for veterans enrolled in VA health care at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Sept. 13 to 24 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. CT each day. No appointment is necessary. The VA Medical Center is located at 325 East H Street in Iron Mountain.

Veterans may also get vaccinated during their regularly scheduled VA appointments. Veterans enrolled in VA health care who received their flu shot elsewhere are requested to contact their VA primary care clinic and provide that information.

“The best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications is with a flu vaccine,” said Ann Mattson, RN, Infection Control Nurse at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

Veterans may call (800) 215-8262, extension 34758, for updated VA flu shot clinics at the VA Medical Center and its eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics in the Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin. Dates and times for these clinics are as follows

Rhinelander – Sept. 16 and 17 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST

Gladstone – Sept. 17 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

Marquette – Sept. 21 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

Sault Ste. Marie – Sept. 22 – 9:30a.m. to 2:30p.m. EST

Ironwood – Sept. 22 and 29 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST

Menominee – Sept. 23 and 24 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST

Manistique – Sept. 24 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

Hancock – Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

These clinics are for flu shots only. Veterans may schedule for COVID-19 vaccines by asking their primary care provider or by calling 906-774-3300 ext. 33115.

“Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions,” added Mattson.

For more information on flu vaccinations and prevention, go to https://www.prevention.va.gov/flu/ or https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm.

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