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There’s still time to get your flu shot! Our veteran and military patients and military family members have several options for getting vaccinated. Please note because of the pandemic, there will be no walk-in flu shots this year.

Flu shots for our Department of Defense/Tricare beneficiaries will be available at FHCC in late November. Once available, you may call 1-800-941-4501 to schedule an appointment. Until then, DoD beneficiaries may choose to go to Walgreens, as well as other pharmacies in the community, to get vaccinated. Go to: https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/FluVaccine. Under “Participating Network Pharmacy” select “Search online” then “Find a pharmacy” and enter your zip code. We do recommend calling first to ensure that facility has the vaccine for you. 

Veterans also may get their flu shots in the community. Veterans may use this link to find the closest participating pharmacy: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/flu/index.asp. Select the “Local Facility” link and enter a zip code. We do recommend calling first to ensure that facility has the vaccine. Please note, veterans must be 65 or older, or have medical documentation from their providers, to receive the high-dose flu shot. Important to note, CVS is contracted with the VA this year to provide flu shots and not Walgreens. 

At the FHCC main hospital in North Chicago, veterans may make appointments to get their flu shots between 8 a.m. and noon on the following remaining Saturdays: Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. Call the Immunizations Clinic, located in the hospital, at 224-610-3899 to make an appointment. Due to the pandemic, walk-ins will not be seen. Thank you for your understanding.

Veterans also will be offered flu shots at their primary care appointments at the main hospital and at our community based outpatient clinics. To schedule an appointment at one of our community based outpatient clinics during the week, please call 224-610-3899.

FHCC follows CDC guidelines in the provision of flu shots. If you are under 65, you should receive the standard dose vaccine. If you are 65 and older, or ordered by your doctor, you should receive the high-dose flu shot. High-dose flu shots are not licensed for those 64 and younger and may inquire a co-pay. For beneficiaries concerned with getting a flu shot during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.CDC.gov.

For more information, visit the FHCC 2020-2021 Influenza Page. Learn more »

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