ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs VA Clinic team is holding veteran drive-thru flu clinics on Thursdays September. 23, October 7, and October 21 from noon to 4 p.m. on each date in Rock Springs.
Enrolled veterans are encouraged to stop by for this fast and easy option to get their flu shot.
To take part, enrolled veterans simply need to go to the Rock Springs VA Clinic at 1401 Gateway Blvd then follow the signs and cones in the parking lot. They will need their VA identification and a mask.
If veterans do not have a mask, one will be provided as they are required to take part. Veterans who have a fever, cough or any other coronavirus symptoms should not attend this event. Attendees should consider wearing a shirt with easy access to the shoulder.
Veterans with questions are encouraged to call the clinic.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. The composition of flu vaccines has been updated. All flu vaccines will be designed to protect against four different flu viruses.
By getting a flu shot, you will be less likely to spread flu to others. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are hospitalized with the flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months or older should get a yearly flu shot. Flu can be serious among young children, older adults and those with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes.
For more information on the 2021-2022 CDC Flu Season, see the guidance at: Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2021-2022 Season | CDC.