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Veterans encouraged to come get flu vaccine

Veteran Wilbur Sullivant receives his flu shot during the 2007 Flu Season Prevention Outreach program. Veteran Wilbur Sullivant receives his flu shot during the 2007 Flu Season Prevention Outreach program.

MONTGOMERY, AL (October 23, 2008) -- Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) will be offering veterans an additional opportunity to receive their Flu and Pneumovax vaccinations when they conduct ‘Walk-in Flu Clinics' Saturday October 25 from 8 am through noon at the medical centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee, as well as the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Columbus, Ga. and CAVHCS' Mental Health Clinic in Dothan, Ala.

Each year CAVHCS vaccinates more than 10,000 veterans with the flu and Pneumovax vaccine, and veterans are already being offered opportunities to get vaccinated during routine visits.  However, in an attempt to increase the opportunity for veterans to get vaccinated, the ‘Walk-in Clinics' will also be offered on Saturday December 13th.

Veterans wishing to receive their vaccine need to be enrolled at CAVHCS and show up with a valid VA Identification Card.  Montgomery's clinic will be held in the YELLOW team clinic; Tuskegee's will be held in the Team B Clinic of Building 83, while Dothan Mental Health Clinic and the Columbus, Ga. CBOC will provide vaccinations in their main buildings.

Media interested in covering the 'Walk-in clinics' are asked to please contact CAVHCS PAO Al Bloom (alan.bloom@va.gov) ahead of time to ensure access. 

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