VA Schedules Free Flu Shot Clinics for Veterans
Veterans enrolled in the Veterans Administration health care system can get free flu shots at the Rhinelander VA clinic. The Rhinelander VA Clinic will offer the flu vaccinations every Thursday and Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Veterans may also request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled doctor appointment.
In addition, the VA has expanded access for vaccinations by partnering with Walgreens. Flu shots will be provided to Veterans, and the information will be entered directly into their VA medical records. No VA forms or paper records are needed. Walgreens accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare. There may be a cost to the Veteran. However, as part of the agreement VA has funded the first 75,000 flu shots provided by Walgreens to enrolled Veterans nationwide.
Veterans may call 800-215-8262, extension 38994 to confirm vaccine availability and walk-in clinic dates for all VA clinics in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. The Rhinelander clinic is located at 639 West Kemp Street.