Fayetteville VAMC to host seasonal flu kickoff event Sept. 29 and 30 - Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System
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Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System

 

Fayetteville VAMC to host seasonal flu kickoff event Sept. 29 and 30

September 25, 2014

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Fall traditionally means football, cool weather and seasonal flu shots. Veterans enrolled for health care through the Fayetteville VAMC can now receive their annual flu shot in a variety of ways including walk in flu clinics, by request during primary care appointments and during flu kickoff event Sept. 29 & 30.

Walk in clinics began at the main hospital Sept. 21.  Enrolled Veterans can receive shots, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 0048.

The walk in clinic is in response to Veterans requests and is taking place in advance of the planned flu shot kickoff event, said Katrina Canady, nurse manager, Fayetteville VAMC Primary Care Clinic.

“We planned to hold a kickoff flu clinic at the end of the month just in case delivery of the first batch of vaccines were delayed,” Canady said.  “Fortunately, the supplies arrived on schedule.  Some of our Veterans were asking when they could get the shots, so we decided to still hold the kickoff event but to start the walk in clinic right away in response to their request.”

The kickoff event will be held as planned in the auditorium Sept. 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to noon and will take place in a health information fair atmosphere.

Flu shots are also available at the following sites of care.  Here’s a rundown on procedures at the outpatient clinics. 

 

Village Green Annex (1991 Fordham Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304) -- flu shots by request during scheduled appointments or walk in Mon -Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brunswick County Outreach Clinic (20 Medical Campus Dr, Ste 106, Supply, NC 28462) -- Veterans can receive flu shots during regular clinic, no appointment necessary

Goldsboro CBOC (2610 Hospital Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534) -- walk-in Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hamlet CBOC (100 Jefferson Street, Hamlet, NC 28345) -- walk-in Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jacksonville CBOC (241 Freedom Way, Suite 1, Midway Park, NC 28544) -- flu shots by request during scheduled appointments or walk in Mon - Fri 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Note: Same procedures will apply at the new temporary Jacksonville Clinic set to open Sept. 29 at 306 Brynn Mar

Robeson County CBOC (139 Three Hunts Drive Pembroke, NC 28372) -- flu shots by request during scheduled appointments or walk in after Oct. 6

Wilmington Health Care Center (1705 Gardner Road, Wilmington, NC 28405) -- Veterans can receive flu shots during regular clinic hours, no appointment necessary

Veterans must show their VA ID cards to receive immunization.  Veterans should check with their primary care teams to verify the most current information as dates, times and availability are subject to change.

To learn more about the flu, check out the CD publication “Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine” at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm.

 

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For more information, contact the Fayetteville VAMC Public Affairs Office at (910) 488-2120 Ext. 5991 or email jeffery.melvin2@va.gov.