Montana VA Announces Flu Shot Season
The Montana VA Health Care System kicks off the 2022 flu shot season next week. Enrolled Montana Veterans have multiple options to make getting a free flu shot easy.
Veterans who are enrolled with VA healthcare will be offered flu shots at their Montana VA primary care appointments. Flu vaccines are also available to enrolled Veterans at pharmacies and urgent care locations across Montana. To find a close-tohome and in-network community care provider, Veterans can search by entering in their home zip code in the drop-down menu of the VA locator, https://www.va.gov/ find-locations.
Also, many local Montana VA clinics are holding additional flu shot options, such as drive-in flu clinics or walkin options.
â€śFlu is always a preventable respiratory infection,â€ť said Dr. Judy Hayman, Montana VA executive director. â€śThe flu shot is a safe, compassionate way we can protect others by stopping the spread of the flu virus.â€ť
The flu vaccine gets updated annually, and Veterans should get a flu shot each year. The flu virus most impacts highrisk groups such as adults who are 65 years or older, pregnant women, people in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, individuals with medical conditions (such as heart disease, asthma, and kidney or liver disorders) and people with weakened immune symptoms.
Montana VAâ€™s Flu Shot Clinic schedule includes: Billings, Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow VA Clinic: Oct. 5 Drive-Through Flu Clinic: From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. (in the parking lot). Walk-in flu shots are available every Thursday beginning Oct, 6 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Ben Steele Conference room.
Cut Bank: Walk-in flu shots are available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until noon and again from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Fort Harrison/Helena: Oct. 5 Drive-Through Flu Clinic: From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Parking Lot A). Walk-in flu shots are available in the Primary Care Clinic (2nd floor conference room) every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Glasgow: Walk-in flu shots are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Glendive VA Clinic: Oct. 4 Drive-Through Flu Clinic: From 8:30 a.m. until noon. Walk-in flu shots are available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Great Falls VA Clinic: Walk-in flu shots are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Miles City VA Clinic: Oct. 5 Drive-Through Flu Clinic: From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (north side of clinic). Walkin flu shots are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.