The South Texas Veterans Health Care System is now offering flu vaccinations for veterans and will continue until Nov. 19.
An annual flu vaccine is recommended for the following groups of veterans:
• Persons at high risk for flu-related complications including persons aged 50 years old and greater;
• Persons of any age with chronic medical illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease;
• Persons who live with or care for persons at high risk;
• Anyone who lives in community living centers (nursing homes), and;
• Women who will be pregnant during the flu season. Influenza vaccine is also recommended for anyone else who wants to reduce their chances of getting influenza.
“While a majority of our vaccination efforts are focused on COVID-19, we want to ensure our veterans are protected against influenza this season,” said Medical Center Director/CEO, Christopher R. Sandles. “It is our goal to vaccinate every veteran who wishes to get a flu shot this season, especially those veterans at higher risk, such as veterans over the age of 65 or with chronic health conditions.”
The flu vaccination clinic is being held in the Kerrville VA Medical Center Recreation Center, located on the ground level. Veterans can obtain their vaccine Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. No appointment necessary. ID cards and face masks are required.
The Kerrville VA Medical Center is located at 3600 Memorial Blvd.
To learn more about VA’s efforts to vaccinate veterans for the flu, please visit the website at www.va.gov/communitycare/flushot.asp.